Flat in­spec­tion un­cov­ers £2k worth of cannabis Cops seize six plants from empty prop­erty

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Coun­cil work­ers stum­bled on a cannabis farm af­ter in­spect­ing an empty Pais­ley flat.

Cops are now prob­ing the cul­ti­va­tion which was dis­cov­ered in Grampian Av­enue, in the Glen­burn area on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon.

It’s un­der­stood the local au­thor­ity staff went to check out the prop­erty and came across the small drug fac­tory, which has an es­ti­mated street value of around £2,000.

Of­fi­cers prob­ing the find say deal­ers had also by­passed the elec­tric­ity me­ter as lamps used to help the plant grow can run up huge bills.

The prac­tice is com­mon at cannabis pro­duc­tion sites but can cause fires.

A Scot­tish Power en­gi­neer was also drafted in to make the prop­erty safe fol­low­ing the bust.

No ar­rests have been made in con­nec­tion with the farm and en­quiries are on­go­ing.

In­spec­tor Tracy Harkins from Pais­ley com­mu­nity polic­ing team, says of­fices are ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion in re­la­tion to the farm and urged mem­bers of the pub­lic to re­port any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity.

She said: “We are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a drug re­cov­ery in Grampian Av­enue, in the Glen­burn area of Pais­ley on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 12.

“Local au­thor­ity staff vis­it­ing the ad­dress dis­cov­ered a small cannabis cul­ti­va­tion within and alerted po­lice.

“Of­fi­cers seized six cannabis plants from the prop­erty. The elec­tric­ity me­ter had also been by­passed to avoid costs, this can be ex­tremely dan­ger­ous.

“We are ap­peal­ing to any­one who may have in­for­ma­tion in re­la­tion to this cul­ti­va­tion to come for­ward to speak with po­lice.

“Have you seen any­one com­ing and go­ing from the prop­erty at unusual times per­haps, or noted ve­hi­cles ar­riv­ing and leav­ing? If so then we would like to hear from you.

“Drug pro­duc­tion has a very detri­men­tal ef­fect on our com­mu­ni­ties and we are de­ter­mined to re­move it from our com­mu­ni­ties.”

If you have any in­for­ma­tion, you should con­tact po­lice on 101 or Crimet­stop­pers anony­mously, on 0800 555 111.

Hash farm Cops probe cul­ti­va­tion in Grampian Av­enue

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