TWO cannabis farms have been discovered in south Warwickshire.
The farms were found in Warwick and Leamington on Thursday June 15, along with a third farm in Nuneaton.
The farm on Brese Avenue in Warwick was found after police attended the property following reports of a cannabis grow and bypassing of electricity.
After further investigation, 202 plants were found on the property, and officers arrested a 31-year-old man from Leamington.
Police also found 140 cannabis plants growing in Charlotte Street in Leamington.
Another arrest was made – a 25-year-old man from Leamington.
On Oldbury Road in Nuneaton, a fire broke out at around 11am in a property now known to be derelict.
After the fire service had made the area safe, police discovered that all three floors of the building had been used to grow more than 100 plants, and that the electricity had been bypassed for the building.
No arrests have been made as yet.
Superintendent Lee Kemp said “This was a good day for law enforcement, even if it was a terrible day for the organised rings that grow cannabis in this way.
“I’d like to say thanks in particular to the fire service, who prevented the blaze in Oldbury Road from causing greater harm to the surrounding area.
“Faulty electrics, hot lamps, improved air circulation, and heatwave conditions are the perfect storm for ignition, and these grows have it all, presenting a danger to the safety of our communities.
“If you have any information regarding criminal activity in your community then please do not hesitate to make contact with us.”
Anyone with information can make a report online at www.warwickshire.police.uk/report/