Proactive policing resulted in more than 100 cannabis plants being seized after a quick response to reports of possible drugs production in a house.
Members of Broxtowe’s dedicated Operation Reacher team found the extensive grow, with plants found in rooms spread over two floors of the property in Ryemere Close, Eastwood, on Sunday morning ( 23 January 2022 ). The electricity had also been bypassed.
A police investigation into the grow continues.
A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of cannabis cultivation and abstracting electricity without authority.
Police Sergeant James Rimmington, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Every cannabis grow we find and dismantle deprives criminals from profiting from their illegal activity.
“This was a sophisticated grow and I am pleased we were able to seize these drugs before they could be peddled on our streets.
“Drugs wreck lives and their use and supply have a negative impact upon communities which is why the force takes drug-related crime so seriously.
“The cultivation and sale of cannabis can often be linked to wider organised crime and other serious offences like human trafficking, modern slavery or county lines.
“Not only that but cannabis growing can also be extremely dangerous due to the fire risk, especially if people are living in adjoining properties.
“We all have a role to play in keeping our local areas safe from drug-related crime which blights our communities and as force we will continue to pursue those individuals responsible.
“Anyone involved in this type of illegal activity risks not only the police knocking at their door but a journey to custody, potential prison time and a criminal record.”
Anyone who has information about drug dealing in their area is urged to please have the confidence to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Young people can also pass on information about crime completely anonymously, using a secure online form, through the youth service Fearless – which is a part of Crimestoppers.
The Fearless website offers young people non-judgemental advice so they can make informed decisions about reporting crime. The service also engages with and educates young people about the consequences of their choices around crime.
To pass on information or for more details visit Home – Fearless
A dedicated operation is ongoing in the Eastwood area which continues to focus on the drugs trade operating in the area.
It includes high-visibility patrols, covert and proactive activity and the intelligence-led targeting of key suspects, including the enforcement of search warrants wherever possible.
Police will work with and alongside partners to tackle the issue, including working with housing sector partners to pursue eviction and closure proceedings against problem premises.
Anyone with any information about this grow or those responsible should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 545 of 7 September 2021, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.