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Cannabis factory found in Dartford
A DRUG factory containing 30 cannabis plants with a street value of up to £12,000 has been found in Dartford.
Officers gained entry to a house in Alamain Gardens, Stone, on June 25 following information received by Dartford Council’s Housing Association.
They found a bedroom was being used as a hydroponics factory and contained 30 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of around £10,000 to £12,000.
Dartford District Commander Chief Inspector Roscoe Walford said: "This was an excellent piece of joint work with our officers and council representatives.
"We have removed a substantial amount of drugs which will have undoubtedly ended up on the streets of Dartford."
Cannabis factories can cause a lot of damage to a property as well as the risk they pose when the electricity is tampered with.
If you have any concerns that someone renting your property could be involved in illegal activity like this, Kent Police want to hear from you.
signs of possible illegal drugs activity
Police in Dartford are asking residents to be on the look out for signs of possible illegal drugs activity, which include:
- Windows will be permanently covered from the inside.
- Visits to the addresses will not match normal residents patterns.
- The offenders may call daily or weekly but only for short periods.
- Removal of quantities of black bags.
- Compost bags and other gardening equipment in the garden close to the back door.
- A pungent smell emanating from the property.
- Sometimes a vent protruding from the roof tiles will be visible.
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