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Man arrested after cannabis factory found in Norwich

21:46 04 May 2014

Property in Sandy Lane where 200 cannabis plants were found. Pic: Peter Walsh

Property in Sandy Lane where 200 cannabis plants were found. Pic: Peter Walsh

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Police have arrested a man after the discovery of a cannabis factory in Norwich.

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Sandy Lane, Norwich where a cannabis factory was discovered. Pic: Peter Walsh.Sandy Lane, Norwich where a cannabis factory was discovered. Pic: Peter Walsh.

Officers made the find as a result of local intelligence at about 8pm last night at a property on Sandy Lane.

On entering the property around 200 cannabis plants were discovered as was cultivating equipment.

A quantity of counterfeit cash was also recovered from the property. The plants, the cash and equipment, which included lighting and heaters, were all seized for forensic investigation.

A 48 year old man was arrested at the scene and has been taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre. Enquiries into the find continue and a cordon remains in place on the property.

If anyone suspects that a property near them is being used to cultivate cannabis then please contact police immediately on 101. Police are reminding people of the possible signs of a cannabis factory in their area:

- Large amounts of lighting and ventilation equipment.

- Covered up or blocked up windows.

- Comings and goings to a property at all hours.

- Strong lighting day and night.

- High levels of heat and condensation i.e windows constantly misted up.

Anyone concerned about illegal drug activity in the community should contact their local Safer Neighbourhood Team by calling 101. If you have any information about the cannabis factory discovered, call the Earlham Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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