Police find 600 plants found in two Ipswich cannabis factories

Around 600 plants were found in total. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

Around 600 plants were found in total. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY - Credit: Archant

One man has been arrested on suspicion of cannabis production after police uncovered two cannabis factories at addresses in Ipswich.

Just some of the plants found at properties in Ipswich. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

Just some of the plants found at properties in Ipswich. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY - Credit: Archant

Officers from the Ipswich East Safer Neighbourhood Team carried out a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act on Monday at two addresses in Ipswich.

Around 200 cannabis plants were found growing on the first floor of a property in Parliament Road.

The property was also found to have been damaged from the electricity abstracted to build the factory.

Class A drugs were also found during the search.

A 42-year-old man from Ipswich, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of the production of cannabis, criminal damage and abstracting electricity and for possession of a Class A drug.

He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning where he currently remains.

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Officers then searched another property in Braeburn Close, sometime later, where an additional cannabis factory was found and around 400 plants were recovered.

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