Royston MP expresses concern after police stumble across Royston cannabis factory

PUBLISHED: 08:32 22 October 2015 | UPDATED: 17:20 22 October 2015

About 200 plants were found growing in the cannabis factory.

About 200 plants were found growing in the cannabis factory.

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MP Sir Oliver Heald has expressed his concern over drug dealing in the town after a cannabis factory was found in a Royston home just a week after a drug dealer was jailed in a separate incident.

Police stumbled upon this factory after being called out to a burglary.Police stumbled upon this factory after being called out to a burglary.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis after about 200 plants were found at an address in Wordsworth Close on Friday morning.

Police were first called to the scene at about 2.40am following reports of a possible burglary.

But when officers arrived, several people ran from the area.

After they gained entry to the address the suspected factory was discovered.

Sir Oliver said: “We need to protect young people in Royston from drug abuse. Drugs ruin lives and spark mental illness.

“It is an important priority for me and I welcome firm police action and am glad that the police are continuing to treat drug misuse so seriously. Their emphasis on this is right.”

The men arrested were a 24-year-old from London and a 28-year-old of no fixed address. Both men have been released on police bail until December 17.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the North Herts Local Crime Unit on 101, quoting crime reference G4/15/722.

Earlier this month, Gary Fielding, 44, of Mill Road was sentenced to three years in jail after being found guilty of possessing Class A and B drugs with intent to supply. Cannabis and cocaine worth £5,000, together with drugs paraphernalia including weighing scales, were found during a raid of his home.

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