Officers in Port Talbot have uncovered a cannabis factory at an address in King Street and have seized over 250 plants.
Police executed a search warrant at the town centre property on Thursday 9th January and discovered a sophisticated cannabis operation.
Several rooms of the property had been kitted out with cannabis growing equipment, with specialist lighting and fans.
PC Dale Davies, of the Port Talbot Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Inside the property we discovered a substantial cannabis factory containing a lighting, feeding and venting system.
“In total, 256 mature cannabis plants were discovered and a man in the house was arrested and subsequently charged with cultivation of cannabis.”
Local PCSOs visited other houses in the street to give residents details about the operation.
PC Davies added: “‘This is a great example of the local Neighbourhood Policing Team acting upon on intelligence and concerns. The message is clear, if you are involved in illegal activities within our community we will find out and we will pursue you.
“Thanks to public information, we have been able to dismantle this unit capable of producing thousands of pounds worth of cannabis.”
Anyone who suspects that a cannabis factory is in operation is urged to call South Wales Police’s non emergency number 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.