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• The growing farms for drugs are referred to as ‘factories’. The way in which the drugs are grown can vary from single plants in houses to a large scale cannabis production. The most common type of factory is found in residential houses. Walls are often knocked down so you are left with an empty shell that has been turned into a giant enclosed green house.

• You should also look for blacked out windows and there may also be considerable heat coming from the premises.

• Another tell-tale sign is when people move in and very soon after there is considerable building work taking place inside the property.

Neighbour growing weed

The police spokeswoman said: “We wouldn’t say information has come from a neighbour as that narrows it down. We’d just say we received a call about x.”

There’s an urban myth that you’re allowed to smoke cannabis on private property – but it is completely untrue.

A spokesman for the National Landlords Association, said that, if landlords suspect cannabis use, they should "arrange for a visit to the property, provided they have given the tenant advance warning".

What will happen to my neighbours if I call police about them?

Police say that your neighbours would not find out that you’ve tipped them off.

Unlike the police, if you tell your neighbour’s landlord, there’s no guarantee they won’t give away your identity.

If I call the police, will my neighbours find out?

"It is a widespread issue across the county and we are focusing our resources to target those connected with the cultivation and dealing of the drug to help crackdown on the issue.

Chris Norris, of the National Landlords Association, said: "While we recommend taking references of prospective tenants from former employers or landlords before offering a tenancy, it can also be necessary to make checks on the property after they have moved in.

Neighbour growing weed

“Cannabis cultivation not only feeds a multi-million pound black market in increasingly potent and dangerous cannabis, which can have lasting physical and mental health effects on users – it is also a key driver in modern slavery.

Police have also warned about the dangers posed by growing the plant, which includes a serious risk of fire.

Peter Lowe, security co-coordinator at Western Power Distribution, said: "These criminal activities place our staff, the police and the public at risk, because the illegal electricity connections that are made to supply the cannabis farms are made without any safety consideration".

10 signs to spot a property being used to grow cannabis

“We also recognise the huge amount of theft of energy from the national grid and with our partners at Western Power Distribution we are working hard to tackle this.

“I encourage people to observe what is happening in their community and tell police if they are aware of anything suspicious or drug related activity. Every piece of intelligence police receive is acted upon.”

So far in 2021, 10,154 plants from 73 cannabis farms in the force area have been seized by police.

"It can also cause damage to our own electricity network, which could result in power cuts for neighbouring homes and businesses."