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Drug Information Request


Dear Resident

We are writing to local residents as part of increasing the amount of positive legal action taken against people who possess illegal drugs, sell drugs or grow their own at home. In order to help you make your community safer and drug free, we need your help in reporting such matters.

Illegal drugs can come in many different forms and it can sometimes be difficult to know if someone is possesses them, selling them or growing/manufacturing them. Common signs that this may be happening include;

What to Look out for – How to Spot a Cannabis Farm

  • Strong Odours – Cannabis crops take time around 3 months to grow, odours can be potent in the final weeks.
  • Covered Windows – Curtains always drawn up or windows covered/boarded up from the inside.
  • Excessive Security Measures – Excessive security measures such as extra locks or grills on windows.
  • Lots of Condensation – Cannabis plants need a greenhouse type environment to grow. Look out for condensation on windows, especially in the summer months.
  • Lots of visitors – Frequent visitors at unsociable hours.
  • Resident only visiting address twice weekly – Some cannabis growers are extremely organized and only tend to the plants a couple of time a week.
  • Plant Growing Equipment – Look out for potential growers taking lots of equipment in and out of properties, such as soil/fertilizer also removing plant waste.
  • Lots of cables and wiring – Cannabis farm set ups require lots of cables and wiring for all the equipment.
  • Excessive electricity bills (for Landlords) – As much as some growers will bypass the electricity meter some will not and as a landlord if you start receiving large electricity bills or the bill suddenly drops could show the meter has been tampered with.
  • Snow – Cannabis farms produce a lot of heat. Be aware of properties that have no snow on their roof after a flurry.
  • Bright Lights Day and Night – Cannabis plants need light to grow, look out for properties with very bright lighting.
  • Buzz of Ventilation – The constant noise of a fan could be a sign of the ventilation for a cannabis grow.
  • Vulnerable Residents – Sometimes some groups will take advantage of vulnerable people including foreign national which may be victims of human trafficking or modern slavery.
  • There are various ways to report suspected drugs possession, dealing and/or cultivation/production and any associated anti-social behavior;

  • Telephone Humberside Police on 101 (999 for emergencies) or Visit our website www.humberside.police.uk
  • Contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
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    You can report matters ANONYMOUSLY if you prefer, we do not need to come to your home.

    If you, or anyone you know may benefit from support in reducing their illegal drug use or you are concerned about someone who may be using drugs you can contact the following agencies;

    REFRESH -    The service is for young people, parents and careers. Refresh will work with people to prevent, reduce and treat the harm caused by drug, alcohol and solvent use. They can be contacted on 331059 or by email at refresh@hullcc.gov.uk

    FRANK -        If you have any questions or are worried about someone you think may be using drugs, you can call Frank on 0300 1236600 or visit the website www.talktofrank.com

    RENEW -       Hull ReNew is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults, families, careers and affected others they can be contacted on 01482 620013 or email hull.renew@cgl.cjsm.net

    We hope you find this letter informative. Most of the legal action that is taken by Humberside Police and is following information given to us by members of the public who are fed up with the issues of drugs and anti-social behaviour blighting their home life.

    Your continued support is appreciated and assists us in helping to make your community a safer, peaceful and enjoyable place to live.

     

    Thank you for helping us help you

    Humberside Police


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