St Albans City and District Council has evicted a housing tenant who used their council property to cultivate cannabis. The tenant was evicted on 27 June 2012 following a County Court order.
The Police found the cannabis during a raid on the property. The crop had an estimated street value of £5,000. The electricity supply to the property was found to have been illegally tampered with, which created a fire risk.
Neil Kieran, Principal Community Protection Officer at St Albans City and District Council, said: “The Council works very closely with the Police and will not allow its properties to be used for illegal purposes. Tenants and members of their household, who commit crimes at or in the locality of their council property, are in breach of their tenancy agreement. The Council will always consider seeking repossession in these circumstances.
Councillor Brian Ellis, Portfolio Holder for Housing at the Council, said: “The Council will always take action against people who use their council homes for illegal purposes”.
Cllr Brian Ellis, Portfolio Holder for Housing, St Albans City and District Council, Tel: 01582 767621
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