‘It’s been horrendous down here – we’ve all been high’ – residents’ delight as police uncover cannabis farm
Patrick Street residents breathed a sigh of relief when Humberside Police officers discovered a cannabis farm at a nearby home after serving a warrant – because the smell had been ‘making them high’.
Police found dozens of cannabis plants in the property on Monday morning, and a 32-year-old man was arrested.
He remains in custody on suspicion of the production of cannabis.
The arrest and find was made as part of Humberside Police’s Operation Galaxy, which is a multi-department task force set up to take an offensive stance against crime in the area.
There was a large police presence at the scene of the cannabis grow while an electrical supplier was in the house ensuring the property was safe for officers to secure evidence at the site.
It came as a relief to residents, who had been suffering due to the smell.
One resident said: “It’s been horrendous down here, we’ve all been high. We’ve all been fed up about it for ages so I’m glad the police have done something about it.
We never saw the guy who lived there, so we all thought it was empty until we started smelling the weed. It’s been awful, I’ve had chemo and my sense of smell has been horrific with it.
“We never saw anyone come in or out, and lights were on a timer. But I have been reporting it to the police telling them to come down because of the smell of the weed.”
Another resident was aware of the issues, but did not know where it came from.
They said: “I didn’t see anything going on, but I had noticed the smell of it a few weeks ago. I didn’t know where it was coming from though.”
Humberside Police Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for Grimsby, Dave Stephenson said: “When officers served a warrant at the address this morning we discovered a cannabis grow and arrested a 32 year-old man too.
“The electrical supplier was contacted to make the property safe and we are now securing evidence at the house.
“The man remains in custody on suspicion of the production of cannabis.
“I want to thank local residents who reported their suspicions to us about cannabis being grown. I would encourage anyone who suspects that crime is being committed in their community to call us to tell us about their concerns.