Hundreds of cannabis plants seized in drugs raid at Northampton neighbourhood

The haul of mature plants was worth an estimated £300,000

Wednesday, 9th December 2020, 4:14 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th December 2020, 4:33 pm

A drugs bust has uncovered over 400 cannabis plants growing in a terraced house in a Northampton neighbourhood.

The property in Euston Road, Far Cotton, was targeted in a police raid at around 1pm today (December 9) where officers found at least a hundred mature plants.

This is the second time in 2020 officers have shut down a cannabis factory growing out of a house on Euston Road, after a similar bust in February.

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Officers have seized more than 400 cannabis plants in a raid on a Northampton terraced house.

Today, officers described how the terraced house had been converted to handle the grow and was rigged with makeshift ducts and dozens of multisockets.

At least 400 plants worth up to £300,000 were found growing across eight rooms in the Far Cotton house.

A 26-year-old man was arrested at the scene and remains in custody.

It comes after another cannabis factory was discovered in June growing out of the former Nationwide building on St Leonard's Road less than 100 metres away.

The terraced house was rigged with makeshift ducts and dozens of power sockets.
This is the third time a cannabis factory has been dismantled on Euston Road or neighbouring St Leonard's Road this year.