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Police close down two cannabis factories in Nottinghamshire raids

Police closed down two cannabis factories and arrested two people after executing early morning warrants.

Officers broke through the front door of a property in Lemont Road in Forest Town, Mansfield, on Monday 22 May.

Two rooms were being used in the property to grow cannabis and the electricity had been bypassed.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and being concerned in the supply and production of drugs.

Officers also executed another warrant on the same morning at a property in Main Street, Huthwaite.

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Cannabis plants were found in the cellar and a bedroom, with the electricity meter also bypassed.

A 54-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and abstracting electricity.

Neighbourhood Inspector Kylie Davies, who covers the Mansfield area, said:

“Officers carried out two warrants early on Monday after we had good intelligence that the properties were being used for drug production.

“These cannabis operations would have undoubtedly caused problems for local residents as cannabis production brings with it all types of anti-social behaviour.

“Residents should not have to tolerate this on their streets and we will act on any information we are given.

“The bypassed electricity is also a threat to other residents on the street if a fire was to break out and spread.

“Cannabis production is often linked to other criminal activity and that is why it is important that we continue to execute these warrants and close them down.”

Anyone with information about a cannabis factory on their streets is being asked to call 101.

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