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£200,000 cannabis grow found across nine rooms of two houses

A call about a potential burglary resulted in police uncovering a household cannabis farm and making three arrests for a separate offence in the process.

Response officers attended Radford Road, Hyson Green, at around 2am on Friday (30 June), after receiving reports someone was trying to break into a house.

£200,000 cannabis grow found in Nottingham houses

Shortly after arriving at the scene, police spotted a van parked nearby with three people inside it, so carried out a search that resulted in a knife being seized from the vehicle.

Three men, aged 37, 32 and 25, were arrested on suspicion of possession of a knife in a public place.

 

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At that point, officers outside the house in Radford Road in Nottingham overheard the sound of fans coming from inside the address and spotted an extension cord running up through a window.

Suspecting a cannabis grow could be inside the house, police entered the property, where their suspicions were aroused further after they found the electricity had been bypassed.

These suspicions were confirmed shortly afterwards following searches of the property, which was also connected to the house next door via a joint basement.

Around 200 cannabis plants at various stages of growth were subsequently found growing across nine different rooms inside the neighbouring houses.

The drugs were all seized by the police, while the electrical equipment was dismantled and put beyond use.

Chief Inspector Chris Pearson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “After being called to reports of a potential burglary, our officers reacted to the situation that presented itself when they arrived at the scene.

“The awareness shown by the responding officers resulted in a knife being taken off the streets, and three suspects being arrested in connection with this offence.

“They then showed great initiative in following up suspicions of potential drug activity, which ultimately led to us uncovering a cannabis grow containing around 200 plants.

“These types of grows bring nothing but trouble and also put people living nearby at risk, so we are pleased to have been able to shut this cannabis farm down.

“Our inquiries are still ongoing into this discovery, so we’d ask anyone who has any information that could assist our investigation to call us on 101, quoting incident 51 of 30 June 2023.

“Information can also be reported anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”


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