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Busted! Police find cannabis farm on Rowley Way Estate

99 cannabis plants removed from flat following tip-off

22 April, 2019 — By Geoffrey Sawyer

POLICE have confiscated 99 plants from a flat in West Hampstead which officers believe were the beginning of a secret cannabis farm.

Officers found an incubation tent in the vacant property on the Rowley Way Estate – the name known locally for the Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate – earlier this month, following a tip-off.


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PC Stephen O’Hara said: “Officers received information that there was a cannabis factory being set up on our ward. Acting quickly we attended the address and discovered a vacant property which was in the process of being converted into a cannabis factory. Although the suspects had clearly only just begun the process we still recovered 99 cannabis plants from the one incubation tent they had already managed to set up.”

He added: “These plants along with all the electrical equipment was removed from the address and the property was made secure so they could no longer gain entry. Unfortunately whoever was responsible for this cannabis factory was not present when officers arrived however the investigation into who was responsible continues.”

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