Police discover £100,000 cannabis farm near West Kingsdown

PUBLISHED: 15:24 04 September 2017

Cannabis was being cultivated in West Kingsdown

Cannabis was being cultivated in West Kingsdown


Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward

A cannabis farm near West Kingsdown where £100,000 worth of the drug was being cultivated has been discovered by police.

Officers carried out a search of woodland near Fawkham Road on Monday and found two areas containing 492 cannabis plants.

The plants, that would have been ready to harvest in four to six weeks, were seized.

Detective inspector Graham Curtis said: “Those responsible for this criminal enterprise have spent a considerable amount of time cultivating the plants.

“With a street value of approximately £100,000, somebody will no doubt be disappointed to hear there will not be a return on months’ worth of horticultural effort.

“We have made and continue to make extensive enquiries to identify the offenders and anyone with information is asked to phone Kent Police on 01622 604100 quoting reference 20-0656.

“Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

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