Suspected cannabis found at Shirebrook home

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POLICE carried out a search at a house in Shirebrook and found what were believed to be cannabis plants growing inside.

A house in Langwith Road, Langwith Junction, was searched by a team of specially trained officers on the morning of Monday, 29th April.

The team found a number of what were thought to be cannabis plants, which were seized from the property.

Two men, both aged 27, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of producing a class B controlled drug.

The arrests were made during an ongoing Derbyshire Constabulary campaign urging members of the public to be on the lookout for residential cannabis farms, and to report suspicious behaviour to police or Crimestoppers, anonymously.

Telltale signs of a cannabis farm that people are being asked to look out for include:

- A strong and sickly sweet smell that may be covered up with creosote or paint;

- Cannabis growing equipment such as lights, fertiliser and cables being moved into or out of a property;

- Constantly covered or blocked off windows at the front and rear of a property;

- Visitors at unsocial hours and few sightings of the occupants of the house;

- Strong and constant lighting throughout the day and night;

- High levels of heat and condensation, visible on the windows;

- The constant buzz of ventilation.

If anyone has any information related to suspected drug production, they can call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.