OVER 400 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £50,000 were discovered by police when they raided a house in Ickenham.
The haul was seized by officers at a house in Edinburgh Drive, Ickenham at 4.30pm on Thursday (12/2) when they searched the property.
Three rooms inside the house has been converted to grow cannabis, with most plants fully grown and in the process of being cut ready for supply.
A large amount of cultivating equipment was also present, and all plants have now been seized and destroyed.
The raid came after concerned residents had made a tip-off to ickenham Safer Neighbourhood Team who obtained a search warrant for the rented property.
PC Andy Kirkland of the Ickenham Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: "Early intervention by the police has prevented the plants from being converted to the herbal form of cannabis and did not make its way onto our streets.
"This is a prime example of the local community working alongside the local police in an effot to combat crime in our neighbourhoods.
"We are here to improve the quality of life of the local communities and these sort of activities will not be tolerated."
So far no arrests have been made but police are continuing their enquiries in trying to track down the suspects who were responsible for the cannabis factory.
Police have issued a list of warning signs for residents who fear a neighbouring property may be being used as a cannabis factory.
They include irregular attendance at an address, often by a single occupant, blocked out windows with curtains permanently drawn, short term renting of a property, and no frost being seen on a roof at this time of year because of heat coming from the house.