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Police drone and heat gun help discover cannabis grow at Sneinton address

An illegal cannabis grow was uncovered in Sneinton through community-led intelligence.

Officers executed a proactive drugs warrant at an address in Thurgarton Avenue in Sneinton, near to Bentinck Court, where they seized 69 plants growing in three areas within the address.

A specialist force drone was flown over the property and a heat gun was used during the operation which led to the grow being discovered on Friday morning (10 September 2021).

The value of the plants seized would equate to a street value of around £69,000.

Previous action has resulted in a number of recent arrests and seizures of weapons and drugs thanks to local community intelligence being passed on.

As part of this ongoing activity, in May, officers executed warrants in Bentinck Court responding to feedback about drugs supply. It led to three properties being raided across the city, five people being arrested and a large quantity of Mamba being recovered.

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Police Constable Kirsty Mason, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “As our positive warrant activity on Friday clearly demonstrates, we take reports of drug crime and antisocial behaviour very seriously and work closely with the local community to make sure we are tackling those issues that matter most to them.

“The message to those who want to deal drugs is clear – we will not tolerate this behaviour, we will take action and offenders will be caught and brought to justice.”

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