Although this story refers to Hendon, I thought it could well interest people in Finchley as Hendon is only a few stops on the 326/143 bus.
The Hendon SNT has had a big success in the fight against one of their ward priorities, namely drugs. A large cannabis factory with tens of thousands of pounds worth of plants was raided yesterday, 11 May 2011 and one man was arrested on Southfields Road, Hendon. Over 200 plants have been seized and thousands of pounds worth of electrical equipment and growing material has been removed from the premises.
EDF engineers attended to make the property safe.
The cannabis factory was confirmed to officers by a fly-by from the police helicopter which indicated significant heat being given out from the two story property.
Officers from the Priority Intervention Team, the Hendon Safer Neighbourhoods Team and the Barnet Borough Intelligence Unit raided the premises at 11:40am. Hendon SNT Sergeant Steve Peyton said: “The amount of drugs we have taken off the streets today presents a significant victory in two of our ward priorities. It also serves as a message to those who would produce and distribute drugs on our wards that we are always watching you, and you will never be safe in our patch.”