FENLAND: Two arrested after 100 cannabis plants discovered by police in raid on village home
A LARGE quantity of cannabis was seized earlier today during a police raid a property in a Fenland village. The cannabis production facility was discovered at a private residence in Terrington St Clement when a drugs warrant was carried out by the local S
A LARGE quantity of cannabis was seized earlier today during a police raid a property in a Fenland village.
The cannabis production facility was discovered at a private residence in Terrington St Clement when a drugs warrant was carried out by the local Safer Neighbourhood Team.
Two men, aged 30 and 58, were arrested at the scene, off Churchgate Way, on suspicion of being concerned in the production of cannabis.
Officers from the team recovered an estimated 100 plus cannabis plants at various stages of growth, along with hydroponic and lighting equipment used in its production.
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The drugs warrant was led by Terrington Safer Neighbourhood Sgt Mark Cant and his team.
Terrington Inspector Paul Durham said: "This was a Safer Neighbourhood Team-led operation and illustrates that local police teams have the powers to carry out all aspects of a local community's policing needs.
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"Information about criminal activity in our neighbourhoods will be acted on by the Safer Neighbourhood Team and enforcement action, such as this, taken where needed."
He said local communities have a big impact on helping police to detect drug related crime.
"Telltale signs for residents of cannabis factories being run from properties in their neighbourhood can include the windows of a property being permanently covered with lots of condensation, gardening equipment left outside or a pungent smell emanating from inside," said Insp Durham.
To report any suspicions you have about illegal drugs activity in your neighbourhood call your local Safer Neighbourhood Team on 0845 456 4567 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.