Cannabis plants discovered in Thorpe Astley

Police have discovered a cannabis factory at a house in Thorpe Astley.

Officers from the Hinckley and Blaby Neighbourhood Priority Team executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act at a property in Priestman Road, Thorpe Astley, on Wednesday 1 March.

Police forced entry to the house and discovered more than 150 cannabis plants in the top floor of the address.

No-one was arrested and investigations continue.

Sergeant Dave Cleaver said:

“Following the execution of a warrant we’ve located a large quantity of cannabis plants at an unoccupied address in Thorpe Astley.

“If anyone has any information relating to this discovery or has any suspicions about cannabis plants being grown in their neighbourhood, please call us on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously so we can act on the information.

We welcome any information members of the public can give us.

“There are a number of signs that you can look out for that indicate a cannabis factory is operating. They include; no windows open and condensation building up, curtains drawn at all times, and lights being operated by a timer switch.

There may also be humming noises and strange smells coming from the property.

You may also see intermittent visits from the occupants and large amounts of industrial electrical equipment being brought to the property.”

Anyone with any information about drug dealing in their neighbourhood call Leicestershire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

[Source: Leicestershire Constabulary]

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