£ 200,000 cannabis crop discovered in Mapperley raid


Police forced their way into a property and arrested a suspect in a proactive drug raid.

The South Gedling Ward Police Team executed a drug abuse law warrant at an address in Hickling Road, Mapperley, after receiving reports from the public.

Officers broke down the door and found over 200 cannabis plants on the property.

Electricity had been bypassed and a 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis.

The warrant, which was executed on Friday morning (October 29), shows the police’s continued commitment to tackling drug-related crime.

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Neighborhood Police Sgt. Becky O’Connor said: “Growing cannabis is dangerous not only to property and people at the address, but also to the community at large with a risk of fire.

“Cannabis cultivation and drug trafficking are often linked to serious violence, anti-social behavior and endanger our communities at large.

“As we have continued to show with our law enforcement activities, we listen to what people tell us about the issues that concern them most and we take positive steps to address those concerns.

“Information from the local population is essential to our ongoing work, so we urge the public to continue reporting to us, because the more information we get, the better we can build a picture of intelligence and the more we can take. solid metrics.

“We truly value the information provided by the public and will always act accordingly, where appropriate, to make our communities safer.”

Anyone with information on cannabis production or trafficking is urged to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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