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Mapperley: Police close down £100,000 cannabis grow in a loft

A large cannabis grow in a house has been successfully dismantled by the police.

Officers were called to the property after receiving reports a cannabis grow had been discovered inside.

After attending the house in Beech Avenue, Mapperley, at around 2:10 pm on Monday (8 May), response officers carried out a search.

Around 100 cannabis plants were then found growing up in the loft and in one of the bedrooms upstairs.

Further searches also identified that electricity had been bypassed to power the illicit grow.

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The drugs were all seized by the police, while the electrical equipment was dismantled and put beyond use.

Chief Inspector Arnie Ahmed, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Cannabis grows like this one are a blight on society and cause nothing but trouble to communities.

“On this occasion, the electricity was dangerously bypassed to power the grow, which provided a serious fire risk to surrounding houses.

“Eradicating drug activity in all its forms is something we’re constantly striving to do – and this includes stopping those who cultivate cannabis.

“This drug seizure was based solely on intelligence we received from the public, so I’d like to reiterate just how important it is that anyone who has information about drug activity in their area contacts us.

“These reports play a massive role in helping reduce crime in our communities, so we’d ask anyone with any information to call the police on 101.”

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