Great Yarmouth: Cannabis Factory Found

27 September 2012, 11:59 | Updated: 27 September 2012, 12:10

A 32-year-old woman has been arrested and bailed after officers found a cannabis factory at a home in Granville Road in Great Yarmouth.

Officers were contacted by a member of the public around 9.50am yesterday reporting that a gate was open and the door was off its hinges at the property.

It was also reported that there was a funny smell coming from the address that could be cannabis.

Police attended the property and found the premises insecure. They entered and discovered a cannabis growing set-up in upstairs rooms, including the attic.

Over 100 mature plants and more than 150 seedlings were found within the property. Lighting and insulation material was also found in the rooms.

Concerns were immediately raised about the electricity supply at the address, as the mains appeared to have been bypassed, and EDF were called to deal with the issue. Part of Granville Road had to be dug up to allow them to access the relevant wiring and to isolate the power.

The 32-year-old was later arrested and enquiries are continuing into the find.

The factory was discovered as a direct result of a call from a member of the public and officers are urging anyone who may have information about the production or supply of drugs – or who may have suspicions about individuals or addresses that may be being used to grow cannabis - to contact police at Great Yarmouth on 101.