Teen, 15, arrested after £100k cannabis factory discovered in St Albans

PUBLISHED: 11:54 29 May 2015 | UPDATED: 11:16 02 June 2015

The large cannabis factory was discovered at a property in Breakspear Avenue, St Albans, this morning (Friday, May 29) (Credit: Harpenden Police)

The large cannabis factory was discovered at a property in Breakspear Avenue, St Albans, this morning (Friday, May 29) (Credit: Harpenden Police)

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A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after a cannabis factory with a street value of £100,000 was uncovered in the heart of the city last Friday (May 29).

Herts Police were called to a house in Breakspear Avenue at around 9.40am following reports from a member of the public that a suspected cannabis factory had been found.

Officers entered the house where they found more than 250 plants growing which are believed to be cannabis.

The plants were seized and destroyed.

DS James Twitchett from St Albans Local Crime Unit said: “Cannabis has a strong smell. We continue to gather intelligence on illegal drug misuse and so called legal highs.

“Whilst drugs are not a major issue in St Albans we are determined to disrupt this type of crime by continuing to target those believed to be involved in the supply of drugs and related crimes across the county.”

The 15 year old boy was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis, charged and released on bail until August 8.

If you suspect cannabis is being grown in your neighbourhood contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or call police non-emergency number 101.


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