Police find cannabis farm in tent inside Brighton loft

Posted On 06 Dec 2016 at 5:27 pm

Police searching a Brighton house found a cannabis farm in a tent in the loft this morning, leading to the arrests of three Brighton people, including an OAP.

Stock image of cannabis plants in a tent by Plantlady223 on Wikimedia Commons

Stock image of cannabis plants in a tent by Plantlady223 on Wikimedia Commons

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Police were alerted to the house in Whippingham Road this morning, and in the loft they found 21 plants in a purpose-built tent.

UK Power Networks were also called to the house to help police carry out the operation.

A resident in the street who saw the events unfold said: “The police were all over the house and a car parked outside, and they’ve been going back and forth all day.”

A police spokesman said: “Three people have been arrested after cannabis plants were found in the loft of a house in Brighton.

“Police were alerted and attended the house in Whippingham Road on Tuesday morning (December 6), where they found 21 plants in a purpose-built tent. A car outside the property was also searched, but nothing was found in it.

“A 28-year-old woman and a 68-year-old man, both from Brighton, were arrested in suspicion of being concerned in the production of a controlled drug of Class B – cannabis.

“A 28-year-old man from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of permitting production of a controlled drug of Class B – cannabis.”

All three remained in custody at 4.45pm on Tuesday.

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