LOCAL — 23 July 2014

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A woman has pleaded guilty to cultivation of cannabis after a Harrow police officer noticed a strong smell of the drug while on routine patrol.

PC Nick Perry, of Harrow’s Safer Transport Team, traced the smell to a group of buildings on Lower Street and requested assistance from the police helicopter which detected an unusual heat source.

On Monday, 15 July officers entered the identified property and discovered 120 cannabis plants with a street value of approximately £120,000.

Thi Xuan Tran, 32, has been remanded in custody awaiting sentence at Harrow Crown Court after pleading guilty at Brent Magistrates Court on 16 July.

lowerrd214 (1)The property had been converted into an area solely for the purpose of cannabis cultivation with lighting, ducting and electrical transformers all being installed.

The electricity meter had been by-passed to supply power to the cannabis farm, making it a significant hazard for surrounding properties.

Police Sergeant David McCarthy of Harrow’s Safer Transport Team said: “This is a typical example of the committed front line policing that officers from Harrow Safer Transport Team and the Roads and Transport Policing command deliver.”

 

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