On 17th January local police raided a house in Wincheap after reports of suspicious activity. They uncovered a marijuana factory with nearly 350 plants, worth a street value of £135 000.
By night-time the place was secured and on the next day every single plant and evidence was collected and all the hydroponic equipment was taken apart.
Police have removed 142 mature cannabis plants and 200 saplings. No arrests have been carried out though.
Detective Constable Daniel Mead stated that investigations will continue in order to find those who managed the marijuana plantation. He appealed to the citizens of Canterbury, demanding that they report anything that proves there is a cannabis factory in their area, like compost bags close to the back door when there is no regular garden activity taking place a the property.
Anyone with information about this should phone Kent Police on 018432289 or Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference number ZY/001735/16.
Published in the InQuire newspaper (Issue 11.10)