Cannabis farm found in Harrogate
Feb 26, 2024
Inside the cannabis farm.

A cannabis farm with more than 300 plants has been discovered in Harrogate.

North Yorkshire Police said today it had “dismantled” the farm at a house on Harlow Terrace, which is just off Cold Bath Road, on Wednesday last week (February 21).

The force said in a statement:

“More than 300 plants and equipment have been seized at the property, which was under a police scene guard until Friday evening.

“A 25-year-old man was arrested in connection with the investigation and released on conditional bail while enquiries continue.”

Another police image of the plants being grown.

Witnesses or anyone with information about suspicious activity in the area are urged to call 101, select option 4, and make a report to the force control room. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote reference number 12240030803.

Cannabis farms – signs to look out for

Police issued the following guidance on what to look for:

  • Windows covered at all times
  • Excessive security measures
  • Lots of condensation
  • Unusual comings and goings – frequent visitors at unsociable hours. Or resident only visiting address occasionally – once or twice a week
  • Plant growing equipment going in and out of properties, such as soil/fertiliser and plant waste
  • Lot of cables and wiring
  • Bright lights day and night
  • Buzz of fans
  • A pungent smell
  • Vulnerable adults – sometimes vulnerable and trafficked people are forced to tend to cannabis farms
  • Snowless roof when everyone else’s is covered – cannabis farms create a lot of heat

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