Appeal after cannabis grow discovered following house fire
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We are appealing for information after officers found a cannabis grow following a house fire in Rugeley.
Colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service notified us of a house fire at 9.30am this morning (23 August) in Rugeley.
The blaze was extinguished by 10.15am and a cannabis grow was later discovered inside.
Officers are in the area this afternoon and have launched an investigation.
Two men were seen leaving the address at 2am this morning, before heading in the direction of Queensway by foot.
One of the men is described as having a clean shaven head, around 6ft 2ins tall and in his mid-40s.
The other man is described as having dark-coloured short hair, of a slim build and 5ft 10ins tall.
If you have any information that could help us with our investigation, call 101, quoting incident 121 of 23 August, or message us using Live Chat on our website – www.staffordshire.police.uk
To report anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
It comes as officers continue to proactively target drug cultivation as part of our Operation Levidrome commitment.
Aside from the links the grows have with organised crime groups, there are also significant fire safety concerns linked to cannabis farming and the risks involved in setting them up, tampering with electric supply and maintaining them.