Secret Garden: Massive dope factory smoked out in Harrow

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This picture isn't from a warehouse in South America – it's from a suburban home right here in Harrow, after a council and police bust uncovered a house packed to the rafters with marijuana.

The industrial operation spanned eight rooms, complete with tons of stinking compost, lights, heaters and a rota for tending the plants. The factory contained cannabis with street value of up to £100,000.

 

Cllr Keith Ferry, Harrow Council’s cabinet member for planning, said:

 

“This was one of the most raw and gritty inspections our environmental compliance officers have ever had to face. Everything about this place was illegal and dangerous – the fire risk was astronomical. Unfortunately, these cannabis factories are more common than you might expect – if you sniff one out near you, please report it to the council or police.”