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Burton cannabis factory uncovered in town centre

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 23, 2014

Town cannabis factory

Town cannabis factory

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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.

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  • frustratedresident  |  August 25 2014, 7:42AM

    As a none user I say legalise it because of the similarities between Cannabis and alcohol .... all the reasons for using both substances are the same i.e to relax, have a laugh, wind down etc, most of the come downs and side effects are pretty much the same though maybe without the headache with Cannabis, people have been known to beg steal and borrow for both substances. I suppose the main difference would be that a Cannabis user doesn't tend to stick a glass in someone's face after using it, or beat someone to a pulp because they looked at them wrong. When I look at the court round up in the Mail I do tend to notice that alcohol related offences are very often violent and destructive where as the cannabis related offences are just possession or growing, I know which I prefer to see!

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  • Collins  |  August 23 2014, 6:20PM

    I see there was no mention of any arrests made or any one prosecuted.

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  • papilio  |  August 23 2014, 3:32PM

    Never tried it but read the Le Guadia report of 1939 and then consider legalising the drug. My guess is that is less harmful and causes less trouble than the output of the breweries of this town?

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