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Child locked up and drugs grown under trapdoor found in raid

A supplied image obtained Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 of a room where a young child was allegedly locked up at a property in Eland, northwest of Taree, NSW. The discovery was found on a property where three adults were growing cannabis, the child been taken into the care of the NSW government, in a case that has shocked senior police.
A supplied image obtained Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 of a room where a young child was allegedly locked up at a property in Eland, northwest of Taree, NSW. The discovery was found on a property where three adults were growing cannabis, the child been taken into the care of the NSW government, in a case that has shocked senior police. AAP Image - NSW Police

POLICE are on the look-out for two more individuals after the emergence of a "heinous" drug bust involving at least one child being locked up at a property near Taree, on the NSW mid-north coast.

On Friday, police said they uncovered an elaborate hydroponic cannabis growing set-up beneath a working spa bath, operated via a hydraulics system, at a remote property at Elands.

Three adults have been arrested and charged.

Police also "stumbled on" four children aged between 12 months and nine years old.

One of the children had allegedly been locked in a shed for long periods over the past few weeks.

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