Four arrested over industrial unit cannabis grow

Published on 5 January 2024, by Gainsboroughlive | No comments yet |

Four men have been arrested after police found a cannabis grow at an industrial unit in Gainsborough.

Officers were alerted to a suspicious vehicle in the town shortly after midnight on 3 January which led them to the unit on Ropery Road, police said.

Plants were being grown across five rooms and contained a mixture of ready-to-harvest plants and recently potted ones.

All the men had since been released on bail, according to Lincolnshire Police.

A 34-year-old man and a 22-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of going equipped for burglary and cultivating cannabis plants, a force spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of going equipped for burglary, failing to stop and cultivating cannabis plants.

A fourth man, 25, was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon, burglary, and cultivating cannabis plants.

Specially-trained officers were searching the unit before the grow was dismantled and the plants destroyed, the force also said.

The police spokesperson added: “We are keeping an open mind as we investigate, but at present are not considering this latest grow as linked to the others found in Gainsborough earlier in the week.”

Officers also said that since the industrial unit was in a busy residential area, people were being asked to check CCTV, dashcam or doorbell footage for any suspicious activity.

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