“Sophisticated” cannabis factory in Thorpe St Andrew raided

Police, fire and paramedics are at the scene.

Police, fire and paramedics are at the scene. - Credit: IAN BURT

Police have seized drugs and cash after uncovering a cannabis factory in Thorpe St Andrew.

Officers raided a house in Boulton Road and found 20 cannabis plants yesterday, as well as harvested cannabis among what officers described as a 'sophisticated' set-up.

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Drug paraphernalia was seized and a man was interviewed under caution at the scene while a 50-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class B drug.

She was questioned at Wymondham Police Investigation Centre and released on bail pending further enquiries until 22 June.

Local beat manager, PC Cormac Harrison, said: 'We are determined to continue robustly targeting people suspected of being involved in illegal drug activity in Thorpe St Andrew.

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'I would urge anyone with concerns about such activity to contact the local policing team on 101 or report anything suspicious to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.'