Officers are appealing for information after more than 800 cannabis plants were discovered in a property in Stafford.
Police were called shortly after 2pm on Thursday (28 July) to an industrial estate on New Road in Hixon following reports of suspicious activity.
Officers attended and found a large scale cannabis factory, with a total of 861 plants, with 285 of these in flower, as well as 100 heat lamps, dozens of transformers and the electricity bypassed.
One male offender made off from the scene shortly after the arrival of officers.
Western Power Distribution isolated the electrical supply to the premises.
Officers have since seized the plants and dismantled the equipment.
Sergeant Claire Goodridge, of Stafford Borough local policing team (LPT) said: “This was a significant discovery that has undoubtedly resulted in substantial disruption to the supply of cannabis in our communities.
“A special thanks to PC Rob Smith and Shift Three officers for their work to ensure this substance and its associated criminality is kept off our streets.”
Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to get in touch.
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