Here are the signs you might be able to spot

Ten clues you have a cannabis factory next door to you

After three more cannabis factories were discovered in Kettering, Wellingborough and Rushden this week, we tell you some of the signs of a factory in your neighbourhood.

Recent factories across north Northants have been found in a bingo hall, a curry house, industrial units and normal family homes. Most factories are discovered thanks to community intelligence. Here’s how you can spot the clues.

Curtains remain shut all day, windows remain closed and may be taped-up to stop people seeing in. You might spot a chink of very bright light coming through cracks.

1. House always in darkness

Curtains remain shut all day, windows remain closed and may be taped-up to stop people seeing in. You might spot a chink of very bright light coming through cracks.
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Its going to stink. Especially in the last couple of weeks before harvest. If you dont know what cannabis smells like, its quite sweet and a bit like tomato plants on a hot day.

2. Smell

Its going to stink. Especially in the last couple of weeks before harvest. If you dont know what cannabis smells like, its quite sweet and a bit like tomato plants on a hot day.
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People might bring lots of building, lighting and ventilation equipment into the venue. Plywood is used to separate different growing rooms.

3. Strange deliveries

People might bring lots of building, lighting and ventilation equipment into the venue. Plywood is used to separate different growing rooms.
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Cannabis farms often have reinforced doors, strong locks, and fences and gates built where there were none previously to stop intruders.

4. Excessive security

Cannabis farms often have reinforced doors, strong locks, and fences and gates built where there were none previously to stop intruders.
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