Six-room cannabis factory found in Wellingborough

Another drugs bust reaps rewards

By Sam Wildman
Monday, 1st June 2020, 10:02 am
Updated Monday, 1st June 2020, 10:04 am

More than 150 cannabis plants were seized when police found a grow house in Wellingborough on Saturday (May 30).

Police raided a property in Weavers Road at about midday and found the cannabis factory spread out over six rooms which had each been converted with power supplies, transformers, fans, lighting and ventilation equipment.

In total they found 155 plants at varying stages of growth but no arrests have been made in connection with the find.

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Inside the cannabis factory. Credit: PC Wes Owen

PC Wes Owen said: "Working from community intelligence, officers from Wellingborough NPT have dealt another blow in the drug trade.

"We won't stop, we are always looking for the next target."

It's the latest cannabis factory to be discovered after several raids 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.

A police spokesman urged people to report any suspicious activity if they think something like this is happening in a neighbouring property.

Anyone with any information or suspicions should call police on 101.

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