£100,000 cannabis farm uncovered during raid on Northampton house
Police discover 100 plants growing at terraced property in Abington
Police raided a £100,000 cannabis farm at an empty house in Northampton yesterday (Monday) following tip-offs from locals.
Officers forced their way into a terraced property in Purser Road, Abington, at about 2.30pm and uncovered approximately 100 plants spread across four rooms.
A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police spokesman confirmed: "Officers, acting on local intelligence, found the property was being used to cultivate cannabis in four rooms with a total of 100 plants.
"Nobody was found inside the property at the time and there were no arrests but investigations are ongoing."
Information from the public has played a big part in an increasing number of drug raids across the county recently.
Superintendent Chris Hillery said: “There is a huge amount of energy and determination among our cops across Northampton at the moment to tackle the issues that are affecting our local communities and bring the people bringing those areas down to justice.
“The majority of people in Northampton are hardworking, decent members of society and they do not deserve to live in fear due to a small minority who think committing crime is acceptable.
“We have really taken the fight to this minority in the past couple of months with some great proactive policing and I look forward to continuing to do so.
"Police officers rely on community intelligence to build a picture of what crime is happening and where it is happening. If you have see any suspicious activity in your area, please call us on 101 or visit at www.northants.police.uk to report it online."
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