Police discover Fareham house had been fully 'converted' into cannabis farm during raid

POLICE discovered a house in Fareham had been totally transformed into a cannabis farm after raiding the property.

Monday, 10th August 2020, 2:22 pm
Updated Monday, 10th August 2020, 2:35 pm

Officers carried out a ‘dynamic’ entry on a property in Chamberlain Grove today and discovered a ‘professional hydroponic setup’.

The whole inside of the home including the loft had been ‘converted’ into a drug farm, police have said.

A large amount of cannabis plants as well as cultivation equipment were found during the raid.

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Cannabis farm found in Fareham home. Picture: Fareham Police

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In a series of posts on Facebook, Fareham Police said: ‘This morning Fareham Neighbourhood team have conducted a warrant at an address in Chamberlain Grove.

‘We received information that the address was a possible cannabis factory. Following this we built evidence and presented this to court, who granted a search warrant.

Police taking part in the raid in Chamberlain Grove. Picture: Fareham Police

‘After a dynamic entry, one person was detained and arrested after a full professional hydroponic setup was discovered. The whole premises was converted including the loft and full of cannabis plants.

‘Whilst we are keen to see people take an active interest in gardening and being green fingered, this is not the correct way to indulge your hobby!

‘Drugs and the people associated with them ruin lives.’

Police carried out a raid in Chamberlain Grove today. Picture: Fareham Police

Pictures shared by Fareham Police show a large group of officers taking part in the raid as well as a large amount of cannabis being found inside the property.

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