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27 May 2011, 13:55
Local Neighbourhood Officers teamed up this morning with members of Luton’s Intelligence Unit during a search warrant this morning (Friday May 27) in Salisbury Road and found 400 cannabis plants.
Officers found three rooms in the house were being used to cultivate cannabis with full a full hydroponic lighting system installed.
The electric supply to the property had been tampered with and had to be made safe before officers to enter.
Speaking after the raid Police Sergeant Hob Hoque said: “This operation sends out a clear message that drugs, and the cultivation of drugs, will not be tolerated in Bedfordshire.
“This seizure is the result of carefully planned, intelligence-led work and confirms the message that Bedfordshire Police is committed to the fight against drugs and those involved in producing, selling or using them can expect to find us knocking at their door.
“We would continue to urge the public to support the police in the fight against illegal substances and ask them to contact officers with any suspicions they may have.”
Clues a property may be used for the cultivation of cannabis include permanently drawn curtains or blinds, strong smells and different people visiting.
Anyone with information about drugs can speak to their local Local Neighbourhood Team, contact police, in confidence, on 01234 841212, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or text information to 07786 200011.