Woman pleads guilty to cultivation of cannabis at Harrow home

Woman pleads guilty to cultivation of cannabis

Woman pleads guilty to cultivation of cannabis

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A woman has pleaded guilty to growing cannabis after her farm was sniffed out by a policeman who followed his nose.

Thi Xuan Tran, 32, of Lower Road, Harrow, is now in custody after pleading guilty at Brent Magistrates court last week to cultivation of cannabis.

PC Nick Perry of Harrow's Safer Transport Team was on routine patrol when he noticed a very strong smell of cannabis.

He requested help from police helicopter, which was able to detect a unusual heat source from the properties in the road using equipment onboard.

The following day officers entered the property and found 120 cannabis plants with a street value of around £120,000.

They also found the whole property had been converted into a cannabis farm with artificial lighting and the electricity meter bypassed to supply power to the operation.

Sergeant David McCarthy said: “This is a typical example of the committed front line policing that officers from Harrow Safer Transport Team and the Roads and Transport Policing command deliver.”

Tran has been remanded in custody while a date for sentencing at Harrow Crown court is set.

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3:43pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Excellent detection by PC Nick Perry of Harrow's Safer Transport Team.Well done also to Sgt David McCarthy for calling in a police helicopter to trace this flourishing indoor cannabis farm.Great work by Harrow Police.

Shows us it's worth following your nose!Members of public might consider reporting suspicious strong smells coming from any private residence,especially if they notice a lack of residents or any untoward activity.

Tell your local Safer neighbourhood team so they can check it out discreetly.Never know what they find!
Excellent detection by PC Nick Perry of Harrow's Safer Transport Team.Well done also to Sgt David McCarthy for calling in a police helicopter to trace this flourishing indoor cannabis farm.Great work by Harrow Police. Shows us it's worth following your nose!Members of public might consider reporting suspicious strong smells coming from any private residence,especially if they notice a lack of residents or any untoward activity. Tell your local Safer neighbourhood team so they can check it out discreetly.Never know what they find! Sonoo Malkani
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6:08pm Mon 28 Jul 14

jackdaw says...

I agree, its a well done to PC Nick Perry for removing £120,000 of cannabis from Harrow. Also by illicit use of electricity she put the neighbouring properties at risk of fire.

I hope the electricity company sends a bill for the electricity.
I agree, its a well done to PC Nick Perry for removing £120,000 of cannabis from Harrow. Also by illicit use of electricity she put the neighbouring properties at risk of fire. I hope the electricity company sends a bill for the electricity. jackdaw
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