Police raid cannabis farm in Fitzwilliam

Cannabis farm found in Fitzwilliam.
Cannabis farm found in Fitzwilliam.

A cannabis farm in Fitzwilliam has been shut down by police.

Officers from the South East neighbourhood policing team (NPT) raided the house at around 9.15am on Friday.

In the rear bedroom of the property they found a small cannabis farm, shop bought cultivating equipment and a growing tent.

A 43-year-old man was arrested and admitted growing the cannabis for his own house.

He agreed to take part in a pilot scheme to attend a drugs awareness course run by the charity Turning Point rather than go to court.

Officers raided the property after receiving information from the community that cannabis was being grown at the address.

Acting Insp Lee Carlson, of the South East NPT, said: “The police sometimes are criticised for the work we do in connection with cannabis offences.

“Irrespective of anyone’s personal views, growing it in your home is both stupid and dangerous.

“The effect on any neighbours is anti-social and there are constant examples nationally of people causing electrical fires by overloading domestic electrical circuits with commercial growing equipment, causing a danger to their own safety and that of their neighbours.”

Anyone with information about drug cultivation, dealing, or other crimes should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.