Cannabis factory discovered in Yarmouth street
12:15 27 September 2012
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More than 250 cannabis plants were discovered in Great Yarmouth on Wednesday (September 26) and part of a road had to be dug up after a member of the public reported “a funny smell”.
"The factory was discovered as a direct result of a call from a member of the public."
Police made one arrest after walking into an unlocked house on Granville Road in Yarmouth, after a report from a member of the public at 9,50am that a gate was open and the door was off its hinges at the property.
It was also reported that there was a funny smell coming from the address that could be cannabis.
Police found the entrance to the house was unlocked and discovered a cannabis “factory” - a growing set-up in upstairs rooms, including the attic.
More than 100 mature plants and more than 150 seedlings were found inside. Lighting and insulation material was also found in the rooms.
A 32-year-old woman has been arrested and bailed to return to police tomorrow (Friday, September 28), as officers continue their investigations.
EDF Energy were called out after concerns were immediately raised about the electricity supply at the house, where the mains appeared to have been bypassed.
Part of Granville Road had to be dug up to get to the relevant wiring and isolate the power.
A Norfolk Constabulary spokesman said: “The factory was discovered as a direct result of a call from a member of the public and officers are urging anyone who may have information about the production or supply of drugs – or who may have suspicions about individuals or addresses that may be being used to grow cannabis - to contact police.”
Call police at Great Yarmouth on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers.