These are the signs that a house near you could be a cannabis farm.

Ten clues you have a cannabis factory next door to you

A number of cannabis farms have been shut down in Portsmouth, Hampshire and West Sussex in recent years. 

Earlier this year large-scale operations were shut down in Kinsclere and Crawley. Most factories are discovered thanks to community intelligence. Here’s how you can spot the clues.

Curtains remain shut all day, windows remain closed and may be taped-up to stop people seeing in. You might spot a chink of very bright light coming through cracks.

1. House always in darkness

Curtains remain shut all day, windows remain closed and may be taped-up to stop people seeing in. You might spot a chink of very bright light coming through cracks.
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Its going to have a strong smell. Especially in the last couple of weeks before harvest. If you don't know what cannabis smells like, its quite sweet and a bit like tomato plants on a hot day.

2. Smell

Its going to have a strong smell. Especially in the last couple of weeks before harvest. If you don't know what cannabis smells like, its quite sweet and a bit like tomato plants on a hot day.
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People might bring lots of building, lighting and ventilation equipment into the venue. Plywood is used to separate different growing rooms.

3. Strange deliveries

People might bring lots of building, lighting and ventilation equipment into the venue. Plywood is used to separate different growing rooms.
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Cannabis farms often have reinforced doors, strong locks, and fences and gates built where there were none previously to stop intruders.

4. Excessive security

Cannabis farms often have reinforced doors, strong locks, and fences and gates built where there were none previously to stop intruders.
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