Te Awamutu police got more than they bargained for today when a call-out led to a discovery of cannabis drying in a shed.

Officers arrived at a Te Awamutu property this afternoon and while dealing with one matter stumbled across the cannabis processing.

The photos were posted on the Te Awamutu Police Facebook page with the comment: "If you come home tonight and find your cannabis gone, feel free to give us a call. We would love to hear from you."

The drugs and equipment were removed from the shed and taken to the station.

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The people who lived at the property were not home when police visited. Officers had been there speaking with someone else who had permission to be at the property.