Arrest over cannabis factory


A man has been arrested after police raided a house in Connaught Road, Luton, yesterday evening.

Police in Luton executed a search warrant yesterday evening (Feb 19) after a house in Connaught Road was found set up as a cannabis factory.

Members of the Special Constabulary attended the address and found cannabis together with a hydroponics lighting system which had been fitted in the property.

During the subsequent search of the house a bag containing what is thought to be cocaine and various weapons were also seized.

A 27 year old man was arrested at the address on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and possession of a class A drug (cocaine).

He has since been released on police bail pending further investigations.

Police Sergeant Pauline Leng, who is based at Luton Police Station, said: “This was an excellent result which illustrates the dedication of the Special Constabulary officers who give their own time to protect and keep the public safe.”

If you believe a property in your area is being used to produce illegal drugs then you can contact Bedfordshire Police, in confidence, on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

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