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£200,000 cannabis grow discovered in Mapperley raid

Police smashed their way into a property and arrested a suspect during a proactive drugs raid.

The Gedling South Neighbourhood Policing Team executed a misuse of drugs act warrant at an address in Hickling Road, Mapperley, after receiving reports from the public.

Officers smashed through the door and found more 200 cannabis plants within the property.

The electricity had been bypassed and a 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the production of cannabis.

Gedling cannabis grow two

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The warrant, which was executed on Friday morning (29 October), shows the police’s ongoing commitment to tackling drug-related crime.

Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant Becky O’Connor said: “The cultivation of cannabis is dangerous not only to the property and people at the address but also to the wider community with the risk of fire.

“Cannabis cultivation and drug dealing are often linked to serious violence, antisocial behaviour and puts our wider communities at risk.

“As we’ve continued to show with our enforcement activity, we are listening to what people are telling us about the issues most of concern to them and we are taking positive action to address those concerns.

“Information from local people is key to our ongoing work so we would urge the public to keep reporting to us because the more information we get, the better intelligence picture we can build and the more robust action we can take.

“We really value information supplied by the public and will always act on it, where appropriate, to make our communities safer.”

Anyone with information about cannabis production or dealing is urged to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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