Posted on 26th June 2018
Our officers are reminding landlords to conduct regular checks on their properties as cannabis plants were found in a house in Derby over the weekend.
On Saturday evening, June 23, officers attended a house on Hamilton Road in the city after a call from a letting agent who had been conducting a routine check at the house.
More than 100 cannabis plants were found growing in two rooms in the house and the electricity had been diverted in order to power the lighting for the grow.
PC David Hunt from the Normanton Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “The letting agent on this occasion did exactly the right thing in that the property was being checked and they reported their suspicions to us.
“This activity causes a danger to other residents as very often the electricity supply to the house is tampered with to provide un-metered power.”
No arrests have been made and officers are now appealing for witnesses to come forward and report any comings and goings from the house over the last few weeks.
If you have any information about this incident please contact David on 101, quoting reference number 18*292372
Alternatively send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website HERE.
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org