Police bust cannabis factory in Poets area of Bedford
Officers are asking the public to report anything that doesn't quite sit right
Police have busted a cannabis factory in Spenser Road.
They visited the property due to what they described as a "concern for welfare" - and then made the discovery.
The factory - discovered on Wednesday (November 24) - has now been dismantled but police are asking the public to report anything that doesn’t quite sit right.
Here are the signs to look out for:
A strong, sickly smell
Most cannabis growers are discovered by passers by, catching a whiff of the drug's familiar smell.
High levels of condensation
Landlords might notice damp on the walls or peeling wallpaper, while from the outside a neighbour might spot condensation on the windows.
The condensation may well be due to the inside being turned into a makeshift greenhouse.
Constantly covered or blacked out windows
Do they have the curtains drawn all day long? Or have they put black-outs over all the windows?
Blacked-out windows could mean inside is really, really bright with all those strong lights.
Heat, birds on the roof, and a lack of snow
Cannabis factories produce a lot of heat, which can cause tell-tales signs, especially in winter.
When it snows, it will probably be the only house on the street without a snow-covered roof.