Text Size

Current Size: 100%

Strong smell leads police to £200,000 cannabis grow

July 20, 2021
Share by emailShare by email

A large cannabis farm was discovered inside an empty house after neighbours complained of a strong smell.

Police stormed the property in Denewood Crescent, Bilborough, at 8.30am on Monday (19 July) after responding to concerns from local residents.

Inside they found around 200 cannabis plants sprawled across four areas.

The grow is believed to have a street value of up to £200,000.

No-one was found inside the house and enquiries to find those responsible are ongoing. The plants have been seized and destroyed.

The warrant was executed by the City West neighbourhood policing team.

Inspector Gordon Fenwick, who leads the team, said: "We had substantial reason to believe cannabis was being harvested at a house in Bilborough and it was clear from the smell as soon as officers approached the door that a large amount of the drug would be inside.

"We found 200 plants of differing stages of growth within the address.

"The electrics had been bypassed which can be extremely dangerous and will need to be fixed.

"We take drug supply and production extremely seriously as it can fuel all manner of crimes in our neighbourhood. Drug dealers also prey on the most vulnerable people in our society and lead them into a life of crime which can create so much misery for themselves and their loved ones.

"We urge residents to keep talking to us and to tell us if they suspect any drug crime happening on their doorstep. We will always act on any information received and there is nowhere for criminals to hide."

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.