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£400,000 cannabis factory found in Nottinghamshire semi-detached house

A suspect has appeared in court after police found more than 400 cannabis plants in a semi-detached house.

Officers forced entry to the property, in Firemans Row, Sutton-in-Ashfield, around 6pm on Saturday after a series of calls from members of the public

The plants, of various ages and with a potential street value of around £400,000, were found in multiple rooms of the property and seized.

A large quantity of electrical equipment was also put beyond further use.

Dori Sado, aged 38, was arrested at the scene and has since been charged with producing a controlled Class B drug.

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Sado, of Sutton-in-Ashfield, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (27 February) and was remanded into custody.

He is due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 25 March.

PC William Green, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“Cannabis grows of this nature can pose a very significant fire danger to adjoining properties because of the amount of heat they generate and the sheer quantity of highly combustible materials within.

“They can also become a magnet for violent crime and burglaries, which is why we work so hard to identify them and take them offline.

“So, if other residents are concerned about the cultivation of illegal drugs in their communities, then we urge them to get in contact with us.”

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