Police find huge cannabis farm in Kirkby-in-Ashfield

Nottinghamshire Police discover a cannabis crop worth an estimated value of £1 million at an industrial unit in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

Around 2,000 cannabis plants were found by officers inside a building in Unity Road, on the Lowmoor Industrial Estate at around 9:30am.

Professional growing equipment including hydroponics and ventilation systems, lighting and electrical transformers were found at the scene.

One person has been arrested at the unit.

Glen Longden, Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for Ashfield North, said: “This is a very signifcant amount of cannabis that was clearly intended to be sold on the streets of Nottinghamshire and beyond.

“As well as being illegal, cannabis is often a precursor to Class A drug use, and the sale of all controlled drugs is related to many crimes such as burglary and robbery, which blight our communities.”

It is thanks to vital information from our local community that we have been able to find it, dismantle it and disrupt the activity of a very determind organised crime group.

Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for Ashfield North, Glenn Longden.

He added: “I hope that someone within the community can now help us to identify who exactly is responsible for establishing and cultivating this crop.”

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