Cannabis worth estimated £300,000 found in police raid

May 29 2020
Cannabis worth estimated £300,000 found in police raid

CANNABIS plants with an estimated street value of £300,000 have been seized in a police raid.

A man aged 30 has been arrested in connection with the find, which happened when police officers forced entry to an address in Stapleton Road yesterday following a tip-off.

The man who was arrested, on suspicion of being concerned in the production of a class B drug, has since been released under investigation.

PC Henry Bird said: “A significant number of plants were seized during yesterday’s search. We’re grateful for the information provided to us by members of the public that enabled us to take the action we did.

We’d encourage anyone who has information about drug offences in their neighbourhood to report it to us as we will take those concerns seriously.

We are committed to preventing the supply of drugs and will always look to target organised crime groups and those who exploit vulnerable people as part of their operation.”

Police have asked anyone with information about the cannabis farm in Stapleton Road to call 101 and quote the crime reference number 5220 115 725.

They have asked people to report homes that appear unoccupied and have windows covered from the inside with plastic, condensation, curtains that are always drawn or a strong vegetable smell emanating from them.