Police uncover cannabis factory after responding to burglary reports

A cannabis factory was discovered in St Neots. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

A cannabis factory was discovered in St Neots. Picture: CAMBS POLICE - Credit: Archant

Police have uncovered a cannabis factory in Little Paxton, which officers believe could have been worth up to £300,000.

A cannabis factory was discovered in St Neots. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

A cannabis factory was discovered in St Neots. Picture: CAMBS POLICE - Credit: Archant

Police were responding to reports of a burglary in Skipper Way, at about midday on Wednesday.

They forced entry after hearing people inside and uncovered approximately 350 cannabis plants at various stages of growth.

Two men, aged 21 and 23, were found hiding in the loft and were arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis. They were taken to Parkside Police Station where they remain.

Sgt John Keerie said: "This find has stopped a substantial amount of illegal drugs finding their way to the streets.

A cannabis factory was discovered in St Neots. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

A cannabis factory was discovered in St Neots. Picture: CAMBS POLICE - Credit: Archant

"I would encourage anybody who suspects illegal drug activity in their area to get in touch."

Information about illegal drug activity can be reported via www.cambs.police.uk/report or by calling 101.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter