Officers from Crewe have thanked the public for their support after information received from a member of the public led to the discovery of a Cannabis farm.
Approximately 5pm on Wednesday 6 September officers from Crewe executed a search warrant at an address on Market Street, Crewe.
As a result of the warrant officers recovered a quantity of Cannabis plants along with a large amount of equipment used in the production of Cannabis. No arrests have been made to date and enquires are currently ongoing.
PC Nicholas Jackson from Crewe Local Policing Unit said: “Thanks to the information received from a member of the public we have been able to seize a quantity of drugs which could have been destined for the streets of Crewe.
“This is a great result and it truly shows how information from members of the public is vital in the fight against drug related crime.
“We know the negative impact illegal drug use and supply can have on the community and we continue to do all we can to put a stop to this sort of activity.
“I urge anyone who suspects a property is being used to cultivate Cannabis to contact Cheshire Police on 101.”
There are a number signs that could indicate that a property is being used as a Cannabis farm, these include:
- A strong and sickly sweet smell
- Equipment to grow cannabis being taken into a house. For example, lighting and ventilation equipment.
- Constantly covered or blocked-off windows. Cannabis factories often have constantly closed curtains, black-out blinds or foil coverings.
- People coming and going at all hours or neighbours you never see.
- Strong and constant lighting day and night.
- High levels of heat and condensation - Cannabis factories often give off heat and the windows stay misted up.
- Constant buzz of ventilation - Listen out for a whirring sound as the growers try to create an ideal climate for the plants to grow.
- Lots of power cables - Gangs dig underground to lay cables that hook up to things like lamp posts so they don’t have to pay for the enormous amounts of electricity they use.
Anyone with any information in relation to the discovery on Market Street is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 566 of 6/9/2017. Information can also be passed anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.