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Wollaton: Police close down £200,000 cannabis factory after raiding house

Hundreds of cannabis plants were seized and a suspected grower arrested during a house raid in Wollaton.

A warrant was executed in Charlbury Road, Wollaton, after police received reports it was involved in drug activity.

Based on this intelligence, the city west neighbourhood policing team visited the property around 7.20am on Tuesday (21 May).

Once inside the address, it quickly became obvious to the officers that cannabis was being grown there.

Sure enough, a search resulted in 243 plants being discovered growing across multiple rooms of the house.

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A suspect was also detained inside, while electricity was found to have been illegally bypassed to power the grow.

All the cannabis plants were removed from the property, while the growing equipment was also taken out of commission.

A 44-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of producing a Class B drug.

PC Emma Bailey, of Nottinghamshire Police’s city west team, said: “Intelligence-led warrants provide us with a great opportunity to shutdown cannabis grows like the one discovered here.

“Having heard it first-hand from our residents, we know nobody wants to see these kinds of grows operating close to where they live.

“Cannabis production brings nothing but trouble to communities, due to them often having links to wider criminality.

“The dangerous bypassing of electricity, like we discovered in this instance, also provides a genuine fire risk to neighbouring properties.

“Thankfully, we were able to discover this grow and seize all the Class B drugs from within before anything bad like this happened.

“We were also able to arrest a suspect, so this proved to be a great result for our neighbourhood policing team.

“This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the public, so we’d ask them to continue reporting suspicions of drug activity to us, so that we can act.”

Anyone with any information or concerns relating to crime in their area can contact the police on 101, or they can report it anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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