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£100,000 cannabis found in The Meadows area of Nottingham

Officers have seized a haul of cannabis and helped make a serious fire hazard safe after they raided a flat.

Over 100 plants were discovered as intelligence-led teams from The Meadows, Sneinton and Clifton joined up for a warrant at a property in Muskham Street, the Meadows.

They also found that the electricity had been bypassed and that a fuse box had melted when they got to the property on Thursday morning (26 August 2021).

After officers discovered the plants, the cannabis dismantling team were called in to take down the set up and seize the plants.

The property was, however, empty of any suspects and no arrests were made. Enquiries are ongoing into the find and officers continue to investigate.

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PC Adam Smith, from Nottinghamshire Police, who is leading the enquiry said: “This was a really successful find for us and a significant amount of class B drugs are now out of circulation.

“We were also shocked to find that a fuse box had melted, which undoubtedly was the result of the electricity being bypassed. This element, when it comes to cannabis grows, can be extremely dangerous and poses a serious fire hazard.

“The energy company who attended said this was one of the worst they had seen and that it could have very easily caused significant issues for a number of properties in the area as well.

“Any intelligence we receive about drugs will be acted on accordingly. We take any information around this seriously as we know the impact such illegal substances can have. Not only is possession and supplying a criminal offence, but it can also be linked to wider criminality and so it is really important we take this proactive approach at the outset.

“Whilst no arrests were made, we continue to make enquiries following our visit to the property and we welcome any information.

“As neighbourhood officers, it is our responsibility to listen to our communities and use what they tell us to inform our policing, making sure we tackle the issues that matter to them. We would really encourage anyone with information or concerns about criminal activity in the area to get in touch with us directly on 101.”

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