Tip off leads to Kirkcaldy cannabis seizure

Community police officers Mark Anderson and Gavin Kaye at the skip. Pic FPA
Community police officers Mark Anderson and Gavin Kaye at the skip. Pic FPA

A tip-off from members of the public has led police in Fife to the discovery of around 300 cannabis plants at a house in Kirkcaldy.

Officers acting on information received from local residents, recovered the plants from a house in Cawdor Crescent, Kirkcaldy today.

I would like to thank the public who raised concerns about suspicious activity at the house

Sergeant Jimmy Adamson

The plants have a potential street value of approximately £144,000.

Specialist police teams, many wearing breathing apparatus and white protective suits, spent the day clearing plants and growing equipment from the semi-detached house in the street as curious neighbours looked on.

The pots and compost from the plants were thrown into a skip in the front garden, while the equipment and foliage was bagged and taken away in the back of a van to be disposed of.

A pungent aroma could be smelled from the bags as they were taken from the property.

Sergeant Jimmy Adamson, from the Kirkcaldy community wards policing team said: “I would like to thank the public who raised concerns about suspicious activity at the house.

“I would also like to encourage the public to report any concerns they have about properties that may be getting used to grow and harvest cannabis.

“There will only be occasional visitors to these houses, windows may be blackened out and there may be a strong smell of cannabis coming from the property.

“Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland on 101 or contact us anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”