Police seize hundreds of cannabis plants from home just outside of Newmarket
Armed police have seized hundreds of cannabis plants after raiding a drug farm just outside Newmarket.
Earlier today Cambridgeshire Police entered the house in Fordham Road, finding between 300 and 400 plants.
Officers at the scene estimated if sold the drugs would have been worth up to £350,000.
Witnesses reported the house and its double garage was 'full of drugs' - leaving just two beds and a small kitchen.
Nearby office workers had said a police helicopter was hovering above the house from about 10.30am.
A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said: "Officers conducted a warrant at a house in Fordham Road, Newmarket this morning.
"A man fled the scene and searches to locate him are ongoing."
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