9th Dec, 2016

Cannabis factory with street value of £800,000 discovered in Foleshill

Steve Carpenter 26th Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A CANNABIS factory growing around 800 plants at a street value of more than £800,000 has been discovered in Foleshill.

Police were tipped off about the ‘drugs den’ in Broad Street on Wednesday morning and a search found a total of 817 plans spread across eight rooms at the property.

The plants were at various stages of growth and were seized by police but nobody has been arrested in relation to the crime.

PC Martin Burman, from Coventry police, said it appeared to be a professional set-up and is urging people to come forward with information.

He added that anyone who is suspicious about a property being used in the production of cannabis should contact officers by calling the police on 101.

Signs that a cannabis farm may be in a property include:

• Gardening equipment such as plant pots, fertiliser and compost being taken into a property – particularly if the property doesn’t have a garden.

• Frequent visitors to the property, often at unusual times.

• Windows sealed or covers or curtains permanently drawn may be an attempt to hide what’s happening behind closed doors.

• Heat from adjoining properties could indicate that an artificial climate is being created for the tropical plants.

• Pungent smells from the cannabis plants and strange sounds from heating equipment extractor fans.

If you suspect someone of growing drugs can call police on 101.