An operation targeting high-harm drug crime has resulted in a suspect being brought before court after police discovered a cannabis grow.
Acting on intelligence, officers from the Mansfield neighbourhood policing team carried out a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at a house in Windsor Road, Mansfield.
They found 74 plants located within four different grow rooms and arrested a man inside the address during the proactive raid on Monday morning (12 February 2024).
Besar Hadroj, aged 19, of Windsor Road, Mansfield, has subsequently been charged with the production of cannabis and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday 13 February 2024).
PC Joley Sissons, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was an intelligence-led warrant and we are grateful for the information provided which allowed us to take this positive action.
“This property had been turned into a cannabis factory, with the drug being cultivated in multiple rooms.
“Cannabis production is invariably linked to wider, organised criminality and can also create issues and dangers for people living in our communities.
“Unsuspecting neighbouring families can be put at risk by rival criminal gangs if they target the crop to steal the plants. Cannabis grows are also directly linked to the exploitation of vulnerable people and are major fire hazards too, putting neighbouring properties and those who live in them in serious danger.
“Whenever we discover grows of this nature we also carry out further inquiries with the owner or landlord of the property. We will not hesitate to prosecute anyone we discover has been allowing their property to be used as a drugs factory.
“I would urge anyone who believes cannabis is being produced in their neighbourhood to get in touch. Your information could be a vital missing piece of the jigsaw which allows us to take action, remove drugs off our streets, and keep people safe.”