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Three men and one woman arrested after police discover cannabis factory in Lowestoft and seize 200 plants



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Four people have been arrested after police found a cannabis factory in Lowestoft and seized around 200 plants.

Officers were called just before 4.15am on Friday, November 27, following reports of a burglary in progress at a property in Fir Lane.

Once police arrived, they said three men tried to run away from the scene but they were found and detained a short time later.

A cannabis factory found in Lowestoft. Picture: Suffolk Police
A cannabis factory found in Lowestoft. Picture: Suffolk Police

A woman was also detained in connection with the incident nearby.

Police said a man, 29, was arrested on suspicion of possession of Class B and C drugs, cultivation of cannabis and burglary.

A 28-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of possession of Class B or C drugs, cultivation of cannabis, burglary and for abstracting electricity.

Around 200 plants were seized from a property in Lowestoft. Picture: Suffolk Police
Around 200 plants were seized from a property in Lowestoft. Picture: Suffolk Police

Another man, 32, was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis, burglary and for abstracting electricity.

A woman, 37, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A drug, possession with intent to supply Class A and for abstracting electricity.

All four people were taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning and have subsequently been released on bail until Tuesday, December 22 and Wednesday, December 23.

Police said about 200 cannabis plants were seized from the property.

Officers have also urged local residents and businesses to be vigilant to suspicious activity and said anyone with information about drug-related activity in their community should contact them.

A spokeswoman said: "The signs to spot include a strong or sickly sweet smell in the air; buildings with windows constantly blocked off; high levels of heat and condensation and the constant buzz of ventilation.

"Such operations would most likely have people coming and going from an address at unsociable hours too."

Anyone with information should contact police, by calling 101 or visiting the Suffolk Police website, quoting crime number 37/68775/20.

Members of the public who have concerns or information about the production or sale of illegal drugs in their community, should contact their local policing team. Details can be found on the force’s website.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form.

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