POLICE have uncovered an 'industrial scale' cannabis factory in Burton housing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of the drug.
Officers were alerted to a large quantity of cannabis plants at premises in High Street yesterday.
Five rooms of the property had been converted into growing rooms, with sophisticated lighting and climate control equipment.
Officers estimated there were around 140 plants, many of which were ready to harvest.
The plants have now been removed and destroyed and an investigation will be carried out. Sergeant Bob Champeau said: "Cannabis factories continue to be a problem in Burton.
"I would urge landlords and owners of properties to conduct regular checks as much as possible."
Anyone with any information is urged to call police on 101 quoting incident number 208 of August 22 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 111555.