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Sixteen year-old boy arrested as police find nearly 100 cannabis plants growing in Derby house

Posted on 26th March 2018

The officers from our Normanton Safer Neighbourhood Team have arrested a man today (Monday, March 26) after finding nearly 100 cannabis plants growing in a Derby house. 

The team were reacting to information from the community regarding suspicious activity on Stanton Street and on completing a search found nearly 100 plants growing in the house. 

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested at the address and is being spoken to by officers about the situation. 

Sergeant Graham Dent, who is in charge of the team: said: “This action shows we will always treat this type of information seriously and take positive action. 

“This type of activity is very often linked with other criminality and because of the frequent tampering with electricity supply can be a danger to others.” 

Things to look out for are: 

  • Items such as grow bags, pots, soil, ventilation and lighting equipment being taken in to the house
  • Occupants coming and going from the address at odd hours and keeping a low profile
  • A strong, sickly sweet smell
  • Covered up windows so nobody can see in to the premises and the right temperature is maintained
  • Strong lighting coming from the premises
  • Condensation on the windows or other signs of unusual levels of heat. 

Sergeant Dent said: “We would encourage anyone with suspicions to make contact with their local Safer Neighbourhood team.” 

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