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Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Police discover ‘house full’ of cannabis plants as suspects caught loading a van

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Officers have arrested two people after men were seen loading suspected cannabis plants into a van.

Nottinghamshire Police received information from a member of public that the illegal drug was being removed into a vehicle along with growing equipment from a house in Mansfield.

More than 100 plants were discovered inside, which almost filled the entire property, with the grow partly harvested.

Police were called at around 10pm on Thursday (10 June 2021) to Somersall Street and noted a strong smell of the substance coming from the property.

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After no answer at the front door they went round the rear of the property to find two men reportedly trying to leave the scene.

Two men, aged 52 and 27, were arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis.

The force’s cannabis dismantling team seized the drugs on Friday.

Police Constable Michael Colley of Nottinghamshire Police said: “Intelligence is a key element of our investigations so I’d urge the public to keep reporting any suspicious activity to us. The better intelligence picture we can build, the more robust action we can take.

“An investigation is now underway to establish the circumstances of this significant find.

“Cannabis grows are often linked to organised criminality and violence and other serious offences like modern slavery and human trafficking.

“When we find a grow like this we’ll do everything in our power to find out who is behind it and ensure they are dealt with accordingly.

“If you notice anything suspicious in your area please do not hesitate to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or in an emergency, dial 999.”