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Police discover cannabis farm in St Leonards flat
11:00am Wednesday 4th July 2012 in News
About 200 cannabis plants have been discovered in a flat in St Leonards.
The cannabis farm was unearthed after a tenant of the ground floor flat at Eversfield Place called police about smells coming from the basement.
On Tuesday, July 3 at about 10am officers arrived and found about 200 grown cannabis plants in two rooms in the flat, with hydroponic cultivating equipment.
Some of the plants had died and all appeared to have been there for some time but the flat was unoccupied.
Sergeant Robert Daniels said; "We always encourage residents, and tenants of flats in particular, to be alert for signs of cannabis growing activity and to let us know.
“Signs to look out for can include; tampering with electrical meters (consider calling EDF), windows that have been blackened out, unusual comings and goings of people not recognised as neighbours, unusual odours coming through upper or lower floor boards, unusual high readings on electric meters, and constant extractor fan noises from upper or lower flats."