Hundreds of cannabis plants of property in Mansfield After the police chase.
It happened when officers were carrying out an early morning drug raid and identified two weeds growing on a residential street on Wednesday (December 1).
Officers from Operation Richer Mansfield’s team stormed their way to the property on Somersal Street shortly after 7.30 a.m. after receiving a tip from local intelligence.
Inside, they found more than 120 mature cannabis plants worth tens of thousands or pounds.
During routine house-to-house investigations, the force became suspicious of another property right on the road.
When they took a closer look, a suspect was seen running from the back door but was soon chased and arrested.
Another 100 mature cannabis plants were found inside.
The stations will now be removed and destroyed, and a range of advanced, advanced electrical and equipment put beyond future use. Intelligence materials were also seized.
Two men, aged 38 and 32, were arrested on suspicion of cannabis cultivation and are still in police custody.
Sergeant Tony Bailey, Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Obviously we had a very strong reason to suspect an error in the first building, but the second reason was really an unexpected bonus.
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“We are aware that some people view this cannabis as ‘just a little weed’, but cultivation on this scale is often associated with very dangerous organized criminal gangs inside and out who are often willing to use extreme violence in order to protect their investment.
“The industrial hemp grown of this type is also considered extremely dangerous – especially when it is contained in terrace properties.
“The enormous amount of heat – almost always generated from the illegally bypassed electricity supply – poses an exponentially increased fire risk to neighboring properties.
We will not tolerate drug production in our town and will continue to act on local intelligence to get drug dealers out of business.
“If anyone has any doubts about a property near them, we urge them to contact us confidentially by calling 101 or speaking to Crimestoppers at 0800555111.”
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