Four arrested after 200-plus cannabis plants and £10,000 in cash discovered at Clipstone property
Four men have been arrested after 208 cannabis plants were seized and around £10,000 recovered from a property in Clipstone.
Police were tipped off after receiving a call from a member of public who could smell cannabis and had seen a group of men allegedly dismantling the grow, using dustbins to transport items from the address to a van.
Neighbourhood and response officers were quickly on the scene and spotted a heat lamp and fertiliser believed to be used in cultivating cannabis inside the vehicle.
They heard voices from inside the property, on The Circle, and detained four men aged 30, 29, 28 and 27 in connection with the incident at around 9.40am on Tuesday.
Insp Sue Wain said: “Some people may think that cannabis growing is a victimless crime but quite frankly, they’re wrong. The production and distribution of drugs has a detrimental impact on communities and ruins lives. It can also often be linked to more serious organised crime and violence.
“Not only is cannabis growing illegal but it can also be extremely dangerous due to the fire risk, especially if people are living in adjoining properties.
"The production and supply of drugs have a hugely detrimental impact and we remain committed to doing all we can to bring those involved in the supply of such drugs to justice as well as preventing harmful drugs from hitting the streets.
"Information from the public is vital in helping us crack down on drug crime and I'd urge anyone with any information about suspected drug-related activity in their community to get in touch with us.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101.