ANOTHER cannabis factory has been found, less than 100 yards from a Huddersfield police station.
Officers broke down the door at a rented terraced house in Wellington Street, Oakes, to find more than 400 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £120,000.
Neighbours had alerted police because they had not seen any tenants coming and going.
It is understood that the tenants took up occupation of the house last November. Christmas decorations were still up in the front room window.
The house is near Oakes police station on New Hey Road.
Police moved in after tracing the landlord of the property through Kirklees Council.
Officers arrived with the landlord yesterday morning but had to force entry because the tenants had changed the locks.
A police spokesman said: “There were 400-plus cannabis plants in the cellar, the attic and two bedrooms. The attic alone had 100 plants.
“It was a sophisticated set-up. There was a propagation system installed and a water filtering unit fitted in the bathroom.”
Scenes of crime officers photographed the evidence, remove the plants and dismantle pipework.
It is the latest in string of cannabis factories uncovered across Huddersfield.
Last month police discovered cannabis-growing operations in separate raids on houses in Oak Road, Bradley, and Blacker Road and Norwood Road, Birkby.
Others have been found at properties at Blackhouse Road, Fartown, Bradford Road, Bradley Bar, and Clare Hill, Huddersfield.
Last October, a man walking his dog found a pile of cannabis plants cut up and abandoned on land off Haughs Road, Quarmby.
Since September last year police have found more than 1,500 cannabis plants, worth about £470,000, in raids in the Huddersfield area.