A cannabis farm with a potential value of over £500,000 has been uncovered in a derelict building in Dumfries.
At around 11.10am on Tuesday, officers discovered the cultivation in a building on English Street.
The plants inside had a potential value of more than £500,000, police said.
Officers are now appealing for anyone with information about the cultivation to come forward.
Detective inspector Graeme Robertson of Dumfries and Galloway CID said: “Our investigation into this discovery is ongoing. I would ask anyone with any information that could assist with our enquiries to contact us as soon as possible.
“We remain committed to disrupting the illicit supply of drugs in our communities, and we will use every tool and resource at our disposal to remove these illegal and harmful substances from our streets.
“Information from the public is vital, and I would like to remind everyone to be alert of any suspicious activity ongoing in your neighbourhoods.”
Anyone with information or concerns about drug misuse or wider criminality in the are are asked to get in touch with 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.
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