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Police have issued a warning after a large cannabis grow was discovered in a quiet village.
Officers visited the property, in Park Lane, Sutton Bonington, shortly before 6pm on Monday when a strong smell of cannabis was reported.
They later gained entry to a semi-detached property and discovered nearly 300 plants in various rooms across the building.
A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of cannabis cultivation, abstracting electricity without authority, and an immigration offence. He remains in police custody.
The plants will be taken away and destroyed and any growing equipment put beyond use.
Inspector Tim Cuthbert, district commander for Leake and Keyworth, said:
“Cannabis grows of this nature are often associated with busy urban areas, but as this discovery shows that is not always the case.
“The criminals behind this grow wrongly thought they could hide in plain sight by setting up shop in a quiet village.
“I therefore urge residents in all our communities to be aware of the common signs associated with cannabis grows and report them immediately to us.
“These include a strong smell, people coming and going at unusual times of the day, curtains being continually drawn, and unusual whirring sounds associated with fans and extractors.
“We will listen, and we will respond.”
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