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£500,000 cannabis factory found across multiple rooms in a Sherwood property

Police shut down a significant cannabis grow comprising nearly 500 plants after being alerted to a strong smell coming from the address.

Officers were called to the property, in Milner Road, Sherwood, after a member of the public reported the smell and noticed suspicious activity outside.

They forced entry and found 497 plants spread across multiple rooms and in the attic, as well as associated growing equipment.

The grow was dismantled and officers also arrested a 42-year-old man, who was found hiding in the basement, on suspicion of cannabis production.

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As investigations continue into Monday’s discoveries, officers have asked anyone who saw or heard suspicious activity in the area to come forward.

Inspector Paul Ferguson, neighbourhood inspector for the city north area, said: “These results were excellent examples of proactive policing, acting on intelligence gathered from the local community.

“Targeting drug-related criminality and taking harmful substances off our streets is one of our key policing priorities in the city north.

“Cannabis grows of this nature are often linked to violent organised crime gangs – people who can engage in serious violence and even human slavery to protect their bottom line.

“This really is a sinister and damaging business so I urge all local residents to tell us if they suspect this kind of thing to be going on. We will investigate and we will take this kind of decisive action when we have the evidence to do so.”

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 299 of 13 May 2024, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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