A landlord got the shock of his life when he entered one of his recently-vacated properties in Sittingbourne.
Peter Hudson was greeted by an unusual aroma when he opened the door of his house on Crown Road on Monday.
Upon further investigation, he found the source of the smell – the remnants of a cannabis farm in the loft.
The discovery added to Mr Hudson’s anger because the tenants – a woman in her 40s and her son in his 20s – owed him thousands in unpaid rent and only moved out after he took them to court.
“There was about 10 large cannabis plants growing there, which I would have thought were worth around £10,000" - Peter Hudson
The businessman, who owns a number of properties around the town, said: “She was constantly behind on her rent even when we helped put a payment plan together for her.
“And the council also tried to help her with extra payments.
“There was about 10 large cannabis plants growing there, which I would have thought were worth around £10,000.
“We finally had to have her evicted because she owed £1,944.50 in back rent.”
Mr Hudson immediately reported the find to the police, who later visited his property to arrange a collection of the numerous bags and other drugs paraphernalia.
A police spokesman said that so far no arrests had been made.
She added: “We received a report that what is believed to be cannabis and related equipment have been found at a property is Crown Road, Sittingbourne, and inquiries are ongoing.”
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