Video: 1,000 cannabis plants found in former Notts restaurant

Nottinghamshire Police has uncovered a large cannabis grow in Nottinghamshire

The cannabis dismantling team attended a former restaurant on Cordy Lane, Brinsley at around 8.15am today (Wednesday 19 April 2017).

Inside the derelict building they found around 1,000 plants in multiple rooms split across two floors. It is estimated to have a street value of half a million pounds.

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A 26-year-old man was arrested at the scene and is currently being questioned on suspicion of the production of cannabis.

Inspector Steve Wragg of Nottinghamshire Police said: “We received a call from one of our partnership agencies this morning who believed there was some activity going on in a disused building. On arrival we found what appeared to be around 1,000 plants in a cannabis grow situation.

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This is an extraordinary large grow to be found in Nottinghamshire and it’s always a shock to make these sorts of discoveries. However, we are satisfied that the plants, which will be taken away and destroyed, are now removed from the criminal drugs market. We have made an arrest and enquiries continue to uncover who might be involved in the production of drugs.”

If anyone has any information that could help with the investigation, please contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident 85 of 19 April.