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Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 April 2007, 11:50 GMT 12:50 UK
'40k cannabis production' halted
A cannabis factory which police estimate could have produced drugs worth 40,000 a year has been uncovered in Oxfordshire.

About 300 cannabis plants were seized by police who raided a house in the Cutteslowe, Oxford, on Tuesday morning.

Southern Electric estimated thousands of pounds of electricity was illegally bypassing a meter into the house.

A woman, aged in her 20s, was arrested at the scene and is being questioned by police officers.

Pc Leigh Thompson, of Thames Valley Police, said: "We estimate this house could have produced cannabis at street value of some 40,000 a year.

"And a further 12,000 a year in electricity was being bypassed in what was a dangerous and illegal set up that was a serious fire hazard."


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