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£55,000 cannabis grow found across three rooms in Nottingham

A tip-off from the public led to police raiding a house and finding dozens of cannabis plants growing inside.

Neighbourhood officers carried out an emergency warrant after receiving intelligence of drug activity at a property in Cinderhill.

Officers from the city west’s neighbourhood policing and Operation Reacher teams combined to force entry into the house in Tilbury Rise during the surprise raid.

At that point, a thorough search was carried out of the property, which led to the discovery of around 55 cannabis plants growing in three different rooms across the house.

Dangerous modifications were then found to have been made to the electrics to help power the grow, while a suspect was also discovered and detained during the warrant at around 8am on Tuesday (1 August).

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The drugs were all seized by the police, while the growing equipment found in the property was also taken out of commission.

A 25-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of being involved in the production of Class B drugs.

PC Dan Johnson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “After receiving intelligence from the community of potential drug activity inside this address, we were able to respond quickly to these concerns and carry out an emergency warrant.

“As a direct result of this surprise raid, we were able to seize quantities of cannabis growing inside the house and also arrest a suspect who we found at the scene.

“We know our residents don’t want these kinds of grows operating in their community and we don’t want them there either, which is why we’ll continue to rapidly respond to all reports we receive of potential drug activity in the city west area.

“Cannabis production brings nothing but trouble to communities – whether that be through links to wider criminality or the fire risk to neighbouring properties – and it also often relies on vulnerable people being exploited and having to live in appalling conditions while tending to the grows.

“As this incident showed, the public can play a major role in helping us shut down cannabis grows like this, so we’d ask anyone who has any suspicions about drug activity in their area to always get in touch with us, so that we can act.”

Anyone with any information or concerns relating to crime in their area can contact the police on 101, or they can report it anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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