Text Size

Current Size: 100%

Cannabis worth £100,000 found in house

September 22, 2021
Share by emailShare by email

Police are investigating after finding a hefty haul of cannabis plants in a house.

Officers were called to the two-bed terraced home in Barber Street, Eastwood, where they found 139 plants growing in two bedrooms, the living room and loft.The grow was taken apart by Nottinghamshire Police’s cannabis dismantling team on Monday morning and the associated growing equipment was deactivated. The electricity to the property had been bypassed.

A police investigation into the drug set-up is ongoing.

Inspector Simon Riley, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The production and supply of illegal drugs blights our communities and we will continue to take action against anyone involved in drug dealing.

“As a result of this find somewhere in the region of £100,000 worth of cannabis has been taken out of the hands of dealers who often exploit vulnerable people to line their own pockets.

“I want to reassure people that we are continuing to work tirelessly to eradicate drugs from the streets as well as targeting dealers and doing everything we can to bring them to justice.

“We have had a number of previous successes in terms of enforcement around drug supply in the Broxtowe borough, which have resulted in arrests and seizures, and we remain determined to crack down on this type of crime.

“Information from the community is vital in our efforts. I’d urge people to tell us about their concerns as it really does make a difference to disrupt organised crime and prevent the sale of illegal drugs in our communities.”

Anyone with any information about this particular grow or those responsible should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 513 of 20 September 2021, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

It comes after a further man was charged after police discovered a large cannabis grow after complaints from neighbours.

Officers attended an address in Warsop Roasd, Mansfield Woodhouse, at around 10.30am on 14 September 2021.

After receiving calls from concerned residents about the strong smell of cannabis officers found 291 plants crammed into a room in the property.

Hoang Ho, 35, of no fixed address, has been charged with producing controlled drug class B and abstract or use without authority electricity.

He appeared at Nottingham Magistrates Court on 15 September 2021 and has been remanded in custody to next appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 15 October 2021.

Constable Pete Gardiner, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: Targeting drug related crime is a key priority for us.

“Because the trade of illegal drugs related crime has very serious consequences in our community not only for local people and residents but also putting people at risk by associated violent crimes.

“We would urge anyone with suspicions about properties in their area to make us aware and get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information about this particular grow or those responsible should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 513 of 20 September 2021, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

People with information about the production of drugs in their local area are urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers.

Pictures relate to the cannabis grow in Barber Street, Eastwood.

Share by emailShare by email

101 is the number to call when you need to contact Nottinghamshire Police and it’s less urgent than a 999 call. Calls are free, no matter how long the call lasts.