Cannabis factory found in raid

Hundreds of cannabis plants with a street value of tens of thousands of pounds were seized today during a police raid at a farm house at Kenninghall. Officers discovered a large-scale and sophisticated cannabis production operation in place, on executing the warrant at the four-bedroom home at Fersfield Road, in the rural village near Diss.

Hundreds of cannabis plants with a street value of tens of thousands of pounds were seized today during a police raid at a farm house at Kenninghall.

Officers discovered a large-scale and sophisticated cannabis production operation in place, on executing the warrant at the four-bedroom home at Fersfield Road, in the rural village near Diss.

A 30-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of being concerned in the production of controlled drugs and remains in police custody at this time.

The discovery is the latest in a series of drugs seizures in the west of the county by officers from the Western Area CID Tactical Unit, which has included the discovery of a cannabis factory at Lyng and a haul of ecstasy tablets in King's Lynn.

It is part of an on-going Force-wide commitment to target those involved in the controlled drugs market in the county.

Sgt Warren Witt, who led yesterday's raid, said: “When we entered the house we found cannabis plants being grown as part of a sophisticated set-up in all but two rooms. We have seized an estimated 500 cannabis plants, along with hydroponic and lighting equipment used for its cultivation.

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“These are controlled drugs which we have prevented from being sold on our streets. It's important that people continue to pass any information they have about suspected drug dealing or production in the community to us for us to act on.”

Officers and crime scene investigators carried out a comprehensive examination at the scene. The drugs seized will later be destroyed.

Anyone with information about suspected drugs offences in their community can pass the information to police anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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