Recent seizures and intelligence shows that there are a significant number of rented properties that are being used as cannabis factories.
Houses are gutted internally to turn them into cannabis factories. Quite often electrical meters and fuse boxes are bypassed so that they can get huge amounts of power for lamps and heaters. The temperature within the house can reach 40 degrees centigrade and rooms may contain chemicals such as fertilisers and pesticides. Cannabis factories pose a potentially lethal fire risk to the building and neighbouring properties, particularly because they are unoccupied with no means to alert the fire service if a fire occurred.
If you suspect there is such a factory in your area please call CrimeStoppers Scotland on 0800 555 111 or Police Scotland on 101. Remember – if you suspect anything do not deal with it yourself.
You may find the following leaflet helpful
- Cannabis Cultivations Leaflet (14KB PDF) – aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of residential cannabis factories.