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Friday, 16 April 2021

208 cannabis plants discovered in Notts after public tip-off

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A call by a member of public who smelt cannabis led officers to arrest four men, seize 208 cannabis plants and recover approximately £10,000 in cash.

The caller saw a group of men allegedly dismantling the grow, using dustbins to transport items from the address to a van.

Neighbourhood and response officers were quickly on the scene and spotted a heat lamp and fertiliser believed to be used in cultivating cannabis inside the vehicle.

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They heard voices from inside the property and detained four people in connection with the incident.

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Inspector Sue Wain of the force’s Prisoner Handling Team said: “Local officers attended a house in The Circle in Clipstone at around 9.40am yesterday morning (30 March 2021) following the report.

“Officers arrested four men on suspicion of cultivating cannabis. The men aged 30, 29, 28 and 27 remain in police custody.

“Some people may think that cannabis growing is a victimless crime but quite frankly, they’re wrong. The production and distribution of drugs has a detrimental impact on communities and ruins lives. It can also often be linked to more serious organised crime and violence.

“Not only is cannabis growing illegal but it can also be extremely dangerous due to the fire risk, especially if people are living in adjoining properties.

“The production and supply of drugs have a hugely detrimental impact and we remain committed to doing all we can to bring those involved in the supply of such drugs to justice as well as preventing harmful drugs from hitting the streets.

“Information from the public is vital in helping us crack down on drug crime and I’d urge anyone with any information about suspected drug-related activity in their community to get in touch with us.

“If you spot something out of the ordinary in your area or have any concerns please report them to Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”