Police from Strike Force Danbury have charged a man over a cannabis crop located at Condong in January.

The strike force had been searching for a 52-year-old man and 30-year-old Jethro Matheson after more than 1500 cannabis plants were discovered at the property on Eviron Road on 15 January.

Police launched a murder investigation after the decomposed body of Mr Matheson was found dumped in bushland in the Border Rangers National Park near Kyogle on Friday 30 January.

Yesterday afternoon (February 12), a man presented himself to Byron Bay Police and was interviewed by detectives.

The man, Barry Grant, from Condong, was charged with cultivate a large commercial quantity of a prohibited plant, supply prohibit plant, supply prohibited drug and two counts of possess prohibited drug.

He appeared in Byron Bay Local Court on Friday and was remanded in custody to appear in Lismore Local Court on April 7. 

Detectives from Strike Force Danbury, comprising investigators from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command and the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, are continuing with their investigation into the alleged murder of Jethro Matheson.

They are appealing for anyone with information about Mr Matheson’s death to contact Tweed Heads Police Station via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.