We have been asked to provide the following update:
Police and Crimestoppers say the following are some of the tell tale signs of properties being used for growing cannabis. They include:
Windows permanently covered from the inside
Visits to the premises at unusual times of the day or night
People visiting just to “maintain” the house
Daily or weekly calls at the house by people who stay for a short time
Black bin bags or laundry bags being taken away
Compost bags or gardening equipment left outside, usually at the rear of the premises
Vents protruding through the roof or a rear window
Strange, pungent smells from the premises
Unusual noises from equipment such as cooling fans
Anyone with information about the supply of drugs is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 0300 123 4455 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Never approach a house you are concerned could be a Cannabis Factory - Please call your local officer or Crimestoppers.
Also see our success in tackling Cannabis Supply - http://www.staffordshire.police.uk/news/news_releases/news_archive/2010/...