Police raid lands cannabis stash

A HAUL of cannabis worth £300,000 has been discovered by police at a house in Mansfield.

Officers raided the home on Nursery Street at around 3.30pm last Monday after receiving information that drugs were being grown at the property.

Nobody was in the house at the time when police retrieved more than 700 cannabis plants, as well as specialist growing equipment including high-intensity lighting.

Police carried out forensic examinations and also conducted enquiries at neighbouring properties as part of the ongoing investigation.

Pc Colin Morley, beat manager for Mansfield South Division, has asked anyone with information about the cannabis cultivation to get in touch immediately.

“This discovery shows how important it is for the public to report any signs of suspicious activity,” he said.

“On this occasion we found a sophisticated cannabis grow of hundreds of plants.

“I would urge anyone who knows the people behind this cannabis cultivation, or spots any suspicious activity, to call the police or Crimestoppers so we can deal with it immediately.”

Officers would like to speak to two men seen near to the property, who are both described as Chinese or Vietnamese.

Anyone who has information should contact Nottinghamshire Police on 0300 300 99 99 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.