The house was uninhabited, but excessive consumption of water and electricity. Police from the anti-narcotics brigade of the Seine-Maritime security department suspected a resident of Petit-Couronne, near Rouen, of growing and trading cannabis herbs in large quantities.
The defendant rented a house near his home. Surveillance and a dog from the drug research canine squad quickly sniffed out the trip. The police took action last Wednesday, explain in social networks.
“A cache dug under the terrace”
When they searched the three-story house, they were not disappointed. All premises were completely devoted to the cultivation of hemp. The garage was equipped with a greenhouse with fans and other UV lamps. About 17 kg of herbal cannabis will be found between the two houses, “in particular, in a cache dug under the terrace”, specifies Paris Normandie.
A 50-year-old man and his 29-year-old girlfriend were detained. He was placed in a pre-trial detention center, she is under judicial control. Their trial is set for mid-July.
The lifestyle of the defendants did not match their declared income: “a connected refrigerator, luxury clothes, and four cars,” the regional newspaper lists. The assets are valued at more than 40,000 euros, which were confiscated as criminal assets.