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£70K WORTH OF CANNABIS PLANTS DISCOVERED AT PROPERTY IN LEICESTER

Leicester Time: £70K WORTH OF CANNABIS PLANTS DISCOVERED AT PROPERTY IN LEICESTER

A huge cannabis factory with plants estimated to have a street value of almost £70,000 has been dismantled, after being uncovered at a terraced house in Leicester.

Officers discovered over 90 plants, after executing a warrant on a property in Warren Street, off Tudor Road on Sunday morning (April 17).

Leicester Time: £70K WORTH OF CANNABIS PLANTS DISCOVERED AT PROPERTY IN LEICESTER
Picture: West Leicester Police Twitter

Once inside, they discovered a room containing the grow and cultivating equipment.

The plants have an estimated street value of nearly £70,000, revealed a spokesman for Leicestershire Police, who also said that the electricity supply to the property had been bypassed to power the illegal horticultural operation.

The plants were removed from the property and the building made safe by officers. No arrests have been made so far.

Writing on its official Twitter account West Leicester Police said: “Section 23MDA warrant conducted on Warren Street by the Fosse Neighbourhood Team on Sunday morning.

“Cannabis factory located inside and electricity bypassed. Electric has now been made safe.”

Leicester Time: £70K WORTH OF CANNABIS PLANTS DISCOVERED AT PROPERTY IN LEICESTER
Picture: West Leicester Police Twitter

Leicestershire Police are looking for anyone with information about the illegal grow to get in touch.

“Officers are carrying out further inquiries after a cannabis factory was discovered inside a property in Warren Street, Leicester. The discovery was made after officers executed a warrant at the address on Sunday”, said a spokesman.

“More than 90 cannabis plants were discovered in the house along with cultivating equipment. The plants have an estimated street value of nearly £70,000. No arrests have been made and inquiries are ongoing.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Leicestershire Police 101 police number, quoting crime reference number 22*217007.

Leicester Time: £70K WORTH OF CANNABIS PLANTS DISCOVERED AT PROPERTY IN LEICESTER