Cannabis plants seized by Bolsover police

Police in Bolsover are cracking down on drugs across the district after seizing more than 70 suspected cannabis plants in the last week.

Officers discovered 22 suspected cannabis plants and hydroponics set up in the loft of a house on Sookholme Road, Shirebrook, while responding to an unrelated incident on Friday.

They also seized five mobile phones, three sets of electric scales and seven cans of CS gas.

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis and possession of a noxious substance. He has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Officers from the Bolsover Safer Neighbourhood Teams also carried out two warrants in the area based on information from the community.

The first was executed at a house on Devonshire Street, New Houghton on Monday, 14th March where they found cannabis. A 48-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis. They are currently on bail.

Safer Neighbourhood officers carried out a second warrant at a house on Chapel Street, Langwith, a day later and found 50 suspected cannabis plants, specialist lights, fans and a dehumidifier. A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis. He has been bailed pending further inquiries.

Sgt Matt Troth, who is in charge of the Bolsover area Safer Neighbourhood Teams, said: “We take the issues of drug use and drug production in our communities very seriously and would urge anyone with information to pass it to the police.

“We will take action wherever possible to remove drugs from our neighbourhoods and make them a more pleasant place to live and visit.”

If you have any information about the use of drugs in your community call Derbyshire police on 0345 123 3333 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.