Police find "large" cannabis factory in Rushden

More drugs have been taken off the streets of north Northamptonshire

Saturday, 13th June 2020, 10:34 am
Updated Saturday, 13th June 2020, 10:36 am
Inside the cannabis factory. Credit: EN Police Team

A drugs bust in Rushden found row upon row of cannabis plants yesterday (Friday).

Late last night (Friday) the East Northamptonshire Police Team revealed they had found the "large" cannabis factory in the town, although it was not revealed where the drug farm was or how many plants were seized.

Acting on community intelligence police raided the property and made arrests in connection with the find.

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Images released by officers show several rows of cannabis plants with a sophisticated set-up.

Northamptonshire Police has been contacted for further comment.

A spokesman for the East Northamptonshire Police Team said: "If you think you can smell a potential cannabis factory, or have your suspicions over a particular address, please get in touch - we will always investigate.

"These are the results we can achieve with the help from our communities."

Several raids have taken place across the north of the county in the past 12 months, including an industrial-scale cannabis farm in Corby and a factory over five rooms in Higham Ferrers.

The biggest of them all was found in Kettering when police raided the town's former Gala Bingo hall in June.

They found more than 2,000 plants - with the potential to yield drugs worth £2.8m over a year.

Anyone with information about a suspected cannabis factory should call police on 101.