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Two arrests and cannabis haul seized after proactive work

June 10, 2021
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Proactive joint police work has led to the seizure of a cannabis haul thought to be worth up to £400,000 and two arrests.

Nottinghamshire Police’s city west Operation Reacher team and local neighbourhood officers acted on intelligence suggesting there was a grow inside a residential address in Askeby Drive in Strelley.

Shortly before 3pm on Tuesday (8 June 2021) officers saw a car pull onto the drive and swiftly detained the driver and passenger on suspicion of cannabis production.

Around 100 cannabis were recovered inside the three-bed mid-terrace property. They were found growing in bedrooms and within the attic.

Officers also seized cannabis growing equipment and found that the electricity in the property had been diverted and was being abstracted.

It’s estimated that a mature fully-grown cannabis plant can potentially have a street value of up to £400, although every plant is different and the yield can vary.

Inspector Gordon Fenwick, of the City West Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "This significant seizure and swift arrests were thanks to some excellent work involving police teams working together effectively.

"Cannabis cultivation often leads to a number of risks to the community including the threat of fire which can impact on unsuspecting neighbours.  We also know from experience that they can lead to burglaries and home invasions by criminals trying to steal the drugs and other serious criminality.

“We remain committed to the disruption of drug supply, bringing those responsible to justice, and keeping people safe."

“Intelligence is a key element of our investigations so I’d urge the public to keep reporting any suspicious activity to us. The better intelligence picture we can build, the more robust action we can take.

“If you notice anything suspicious in your area please do not hesitate to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or in an emergency, dial 999.”

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