THREE men have been charged following the discovery of a cannabis factory in Fareham.
Police forced entry into Palmerston Business Park, Palmerston Drive in the town at around 9.30am on Friday, following information which was received from the community.
Once inside the building police found more than 40 mature cannabis plants along with a large amount of cannabis from a similar number of plants that had already been cropped.
The street value of the drugs is thought to be in the region of £36,000.
Lee Greenham, 28, from Langstone Road, Portsmouth, Damian Goldring, 37, from London Road, Portsmouth and Warren Palmer, 41, from Kings Road, Southsea, have been charged with producing a Class B drug.
They have been bailed to appear at Fareham Magistrates Court on Wednesday, December 19.
Detective Sergeant Gary Lyons said: ‘Thanks to information received from the public, we’ve been able to take action to protect the community from the risks of drugs misuse.
‘The production and sale of illegal substances will not be tolerated and we will continue to take positive action to stamp it out.’
If you have any information about drugs in your community you should contact your local Safer Neighbourhoods team by phoning 101 or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.