Cannabis plants worth £100,000 seized from Suffolk house
- Credit: Suffolk Constabulary
Three people have been arrested after a cannabis factory was found in Sudbury.
Officers from Sudbury Safer Neighbourhood Team attended a property on Middleton Road in the town on Monday, April 12 at about 11.30am to speak to a male about an unrelated matter.
When inside the property officers uncovered a cannabis factory with around 150 plants with an estimated street value of £100,000.
A 17 year old male was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in a supplying controlled drug, and being involved in modern slavery offences, while a 44 year old male was arrested on suspicion of being involved in modern slavery offences, being concerned in supplying a controlled drug, as well as on suspicion of driving offences, including driving whilst disqualified and driving with no insurance.
A 20 year old male was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in supplying controlled drugs.
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All three were taken to Bury St Edmunds Police investigation Centre for questioning and all were subsequently released under investigation.
Enquiries into the incident are on-going and anyone with information about it should contact Sudbury police on 101, quoting crime reference 37/18085/21.
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Officers would urge local residents and businesses to be vigilant to suspicious activity and anyone with information about drug-related activity in their community should contact Suffolk police.
The signs to spot for suspected cannabis factories include a strong or sickly sweet smell in the air; buildings with windows constantly blocked off; high levels of heat and condensation and the constant buzz of ventilation. Such operations would most likely have people coming and going from an address at unsociable hours too.