575 cannabis plants discovered in Nottingham

Police officers have arrested two people after recovering 575 cannabis plants worth up to £475,000.

A 64-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman are being questioned on suspicion of production of cannabis after police carried out a warrant in Belleville Drive, Bestwood Park, today (Tuesday 12 February) as part of Operation Reacher, an ongoing drive to tackle drugs in our communities.

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Some of the plants were up to two-metres tall, while some were smaller. If the plants had been able to grow to full maturity we estimate they would have been worth a street value of up to £475,000.

Western Power Distribution also had to be called because the electricity was bypassed, causing a danger of fire in the semi-detached house.

If you suspect anyone of producing cannabis or dealing drugs near you, please let us know by calling 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.