Hundreds of bags of compost seized from a cannabis factory in Soham in Cambridgeshire have been donated to a charity.
Officers discovered almost 7,000 plants when they stumbled on the factory in Regal Drive on Thursday May 29th.
Officers had been on patrol when they noticed the smell of the drug.
They forced entry to the building and discovered the factory – one of the largest ever found in Cambridgeshire.
Several hundred bags of compost were also recovered from the site which have now been donated to Emmaus Cambridge.
The charity supports formerly homeless people by giving them a place to live and work.
The compost will be used to support projects such a fruit and vegetable garden they are creating.
"It would have been a shame to have had to throw it all away, so we contacted Emmaus to see if they could make use of it. We were delighted when they said yes and it is fitting that some good can come out of this."
– Cambridgeshire Constabulary Drugs Expert, Gavin Guy