Police have raided a premises in Fartown and uncovered a cannabis haul.
Officers from Huddersfield Neighbourhood Police were tipped off about the suspected smell of cannabis coming from premises on Bradford Road.
A drugs warrant was executed last night and plants at different stages of the growing process were found in the cellar of the General Furniture and Bargain Centre.
The premises is currently disused.
Police returned this morning to strip the operation from the cellar and the drugs were bagged up and will now be subject to testing.
All the paraphernalia recovered included foil blankets, fans for ventilation and heat lamps.
Officers’ enquiries are ongoing and the drugs will be destroyed following tests.
A police officer at the scene today said: “A warrant was executed last night. A quantity of cannabis has been recovered. We have been called this morning to remove the other items which are awaiting recovery.”
Motorists and passers-by caught sight of the unusual haul which had been assembled outside the premises and guarded by officers while it was awaiting a skip for recovery.
Items seized included the plants and other paraphernalia recovered such as foil blankets, fans for ventilation, heat lamps and huge tubs fillled with growing compost.
A spokesman said: “We received information from the public that there could be a drugs factory at the building and executed the warrant.
“No-one was found or arrested but officers’ enquiries are ongoing and the drugs will be destroyed following tests”.
He urged members of the public who suspect drug dealing or production in their neighbourhood to contact the police on 101 or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.