Cannabis factory found in Grafton Street, Kettering
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Nearly 600 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £200,000 have been discovered at a property in Grafton Street, Kettering.
Officers from the Kettering Neighbourhood Policing Team executed a warrant under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act at the address on Wednesday, November 29, following information from partner agencies and the local community.
Once inside the property, officers discovered 588 cannabis plants in various stages of growth, spread across three first floor rooms and inside the loft. The plants have been seized and the factory dismantled.
Kettering Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant Matthew Rock said: “Firstly, I would like to thank members of the community who raised concerns about activities at the property, which led us to the discovery of this cannabis factory.
“People may think that the production of cannabis is a victimless crime, but what they don’t realise is those at the top of the chain exploit vulnerable people and put them to work in these factories, using them to make money with no thought for their welfare.
“Tackling and preventing drug harm is a matter of priority for the Force and working together with our partners and communities, we will continue to cause disruption to the drugs supply chain in Kettering.
“This case is a great example of how we can work together with our partners and communities to tackle the issues affecting their local area and I would urge local residents and businesses to keep reporting suspicious activity to us.”
Tackling drug harm is a matter of priority for the Force, along with serious violence, serious and organised crime and violence against women and girls. More details can be found at www.northants.police.uk
If anyone has concerns in relation to any form of suspected illegal activity, please report it to us on 101, online at www.northants.police.uk/ro or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.