Five arrests after Lakenheath cannabis factory discovery

Police have arrested five people in connection with a cannabis factory in Lakenheath.

Officers conducted a warrant yesterday morning (Thursday 15 December) at a property on Back Street in Lakenheath where a large amount of cannabis plants were discovered.

It is thought over 300 plants were located in the premises.

Five males were arrested at the scene of the incident in connection with the find. The five males, aged 34, 55, 27, and two 38 year olds were all arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where they remain for questioning.

Enquires are on-going and officers are in the process of dismantling the cannabis factory today.

Anyone who knows anything about this incident or has seen any suspicious behaviour in the area leading up to the discovery should contact Bury St Edmunds CID, quoting crime number 37/78967/22.

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Phone – Call 101

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

The signs to spot of a cannabis factory include a strong or sickly-sweet smell in the air; buildings with windows constantly blocked off; high levels of heat and condensation and the constant buzz of ventilation. Such operations would most likely have people coming and going from an address at unsociable hours too.

If you suspect drug dealing is taking place in your area or see anything suspicious or out of place, please tell us. You don’t have to be certain, just concerned. Call police on 101, or alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers to report anonymously – either online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling 0800 555 111.