A cannabis farm containing around 200 plants has been discovered in Royston.

Hertfordshire police conducted a warrant on the address on Tuesday afternoon (January 9), in relation to the cultivation of cannabis.

Once within the address - which police cannot name - officers discovered a cannabis grow consisting of approximately 200 mature plants.

Royston Crow: Around 200 mature plants were discovered at the address.Around 200 mature plants were discovered at the address. (Image: Hertfordshire Constabulary)

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Constabulary said: "The cultivation of cannabis puts surrounding residents at risk, the unlawful abstraction of electricity used to supply the equipment to grow the plants creates a fire hazard.

"The North Herts Scorpion Team target the county's high-risk offenders, utilising proactive tactics and acting on intelligence to disrupt criminality, making Hertfordshire a hostile place for criminals to operate.


"This is made possible by information provided to the police by the community. If you have information regarding drug dealing / use, or drug-related antisocial behaviour, please report it."

Crimes can be reported to Hertfordshire police online at www.herts.police.uk/ro/report or by calling the police's non-emergency number 101.

Royston Crow: Police discovered the plants on Tuesday afternoon.Police discovered the plants on Tuesday afternoon. (Image: Hertfordshire Constabulary)

Anonymous information can be given by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.