AN ‘INDUSTRIAL-scale’ cannabis farm has been found by police in a house in Crick.
Acting on a tip-off, officers executed a search warrant at the house in Church Street on Thursday (February 2), where plants were being grown, dried and prepared for distribution in several rooms.
Five men were arrested at the house and later charged with drug offences.
Endrit Asllani, 24, Martin Fejzullau, 19, and Besmir Plaka, 28, all of no fixed address, were charged with producing a controlled drug and of possessing fraudulent identity documents.
Aurel Gjini, 23, and Bruno Vishkulli, 19, also of no fixed address, were charged with producing a controlled drug.
They have been remanded and will appear at Northampton Magistrates Court on March 3.
The plants will be incinerated, and the growing equipment destroyed.
The value of the drugs has not yet been estimated.
Sergeant Carol Fullerton described the raid as ‘a substantial find on an industrial scale’.
She added: “We quite often come across a house where maybe a bedroom has been turned into a cannabis factory, but just about each room – I’m talking about 10 or 12 rooms – was given over to the cultivation of cannabis.
“It would have cost an awful lot of money to set up, and the reward would have been into the hundreds of thousands of pounds.
“Northamptonshire Police can only do work like this once we get the info from the community, and its great news the community have told us about it.”