An investigation is underway after thousands of cannabis plants with a street value of around six million pounds were found at a derelict factory in Frampton.
Officers received a call at 8:12pm on April 22 after reports of suspicious activity and a warrant was executed the following day.
Upon entering the property on West End Road, officers discovered around 7,000 plants being cultivated in the 40,000 sq ft unit.
Two males, aged 15 and 33, were arrested on suspicion of the production of a controlled drug and have been released on police bail. Enquiries are still ongoing.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Paul Coleman said: “This is a significant find and I am pleased that this operation allowed us to take out a huge amount of cannabis out of circulation to prevent criminals from profiting from them.
“Thankfully incidents like this are very rare for this area but I would like to reassure the public that we will be doing everything we can to bring offenders who blight our communities with drugs to justice. We would also like to thank the local community for their patience while we were dealing with the incident.”
If you have information or suspicions concerning illegal drugs cultivation should call 101 or contact the independent charity CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or online if they wish to remain anonymous.
If you have any information that can assist our officers with their investigation into the cannabis grow uncovered in Frampton, call 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting incident 438 of 22nd April 2021.
Reference: Incident 438 22nd April 2021
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