Police Specials' unearth £30k drugs farm after knock on the door in Northampton

Cannabis plants discovered inside property in Boughton Green Road

Officers from Northamptonshire's Special Constabulary found more than they bargained for after knocking on a door in Northampton as they uncovered cannabis plants and a stash of cash inside.

The volunteers were out as part of Operation Sawston, tracking down suspected offenders who had failed to appear at court.

They got no answer but then found two men believed to be occupants of the property in Boughton Green Road — and a cannabis farm inside with plants worth up to £30,000.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said: "Our officers stopped the two men – one aged 21 and the other 19 – in the street because they believed they were trying to flee from the property.

"The officers entered the property and found up to 30 cannabis plants in different stages of growth."

The two men who were arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis have since been released with no further action.

Police are now appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to help identify the occupants of the house to call them on 101 using reference number 20000656103.

Police uncovered the cannabis farm following a routine call at a property in Northampton. Photo: @NNSpecials

Anyone with information who wishes to remain anonymous can call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Saturday's find was the second big drugs bust in 24 hours in Northampton.

More than 400 plants in various stages of growth were discovered during a raid in Euston Road, Far Cotton, on Friday lunchtime.

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