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Around £25,000 worth of drugs have been found in a cannabis factory in Royal Wootton Bassett following a report by a concerned member of the public.
Officers attended a property in Buxton Way at around 5.25pm yesterday afternoon after the resident noticed a strong smell coming from the property and spotted that only certain lights were used.
Upon entry, officers discovered a cannabis grow of around 25 plants, amounting to a street value of around £25,000, as well as evidence the electrics had been tampered with.
No people were found at the address.
A scene remains in place while we conduct our enquiries and ensure the property is safe.
PS Darren Zerebecki of the Royal Wootton Bassett response team said: “This is a great example of the importance of community intelligence.
“A potential cannabis farm was reported to us by a member of the public yesterday and we have been able to swiftly take action, discovering a cannabis grow which will now be seized.
“A scene remains in place while we investigate and gather evidence, so residents are likely to see an increased policing presence.
“The public are our eyes and ears. If you think that a property near you might be used for illegal drug activity then please report it to us.
“This can be done on 101 or through our website. Alternatively, information can be left anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”
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