Makes this high street more interesting than most then.. more than just Poundland, Greggs et al!
Officers working as part of our dedicated operation to target cannabis cultivation have discovered a significant grow in a high street property in Stoke-on-Trent.
We were called at 5.33am on Friday (12 May) to a large building on High Street in Tunstall following reports of suspicious activity.
We attended and found hundreds of young cannabis plants including: 200 plants in one room; about 150 plants in another; around 50 in a third room, along with numerous plastic sheeting.
The electricity had been bypassed in the property and a sophisticated heating system had been set up.
We also found and seized two mobile phones and a log book along with £570 in cash.
A 37-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of being involved in the cultivation of cannabis.
We have informed Western Power Distribution to isolate the electric supply and currently remain at the scene carrying out forensic inquiries.
The discovery follows the force’s ongoing Operation Levidrome which aims at disrupting the production and supply of cannabis in our communities.