Cannabis grow found in woodland near Castle Ashby
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A large cannabis grow has been dismantled after being discovered by a member of the public near Castle Ashby.
At about 12.30pm yesterday (Wednesday, October 14), police officers received a call that there was a large amount of cannabis plants growing in dense woodland on the outskirts of Castle Ashby, near Grendon Village.
Upon arrival, officers found over 120 plants in a space measuring 50m x 50m with tools and feed, used to cultivate the plants, left behind.
The plants have now been seized and destroyed.
PC Russell Barnes, said: “This find was quite different to the usual cannabis grows we see inside properties, but it just goes to show that when the people who grow these plants change their tactics, we are still able to stop them in their tracks.
“A lot of people may think that the production of cannabis and the selling of drugs is a victimless crime, but what people don’t realise is that the people at the top of the chain will often exploit vulnerable people and put them to work in these factories, using them to make money with no thought for their welfare.
“We will continue to be relentless in tackling the production of illegal drugs and I would thank the community for reporting suspicious activity to us and encourage them to continue to do so.”