Gedling police found cannabis plants being dried out from beams in a loft at an address in Carlton.
Officers have issued pictures showing the cannabis plants found at a property in Cavendish Road during a warrant carried out last night (Wednesday, January 20, 2021) by the Gedling South Neighbourhood Policing Team.
The warrant was executed under the banner of ‘Operation Thistle’ – an ongoing proactive investigation into drugs supply which has been raised by the local community as being a main concern for them.
The wider operational activity to date has already resulted in a number of arrests as well as drugs and weapons seizures as officers continue with their tireless work to act on community concerns about drug crime.
Around 50 mature cropped cannabis plants and growing equipment were seized from the Cavendish Road address after police had received intelligence about a drugs grow.
Several items in the loft were also seized and will be submitted for forensic examination as police progress with their investigation.
A 50-year-old woman has been interviewed under caution at a police station and was released pending further enquiries.
Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant Becky O’Connor said: “When officers opened the loft hatch they found a considerable amount of mature plants drying from four separate beams running the entire width of the address.
“The whole loft space had been converted to facilitate the production of cannabis and the floor was fully boarded and lined along with the walls and ceiling.
“The set-up in the loft was substantial and clearly had been a full grow which had been cropped. The electricity meter had been bypassed for the power going into the loft.”
She added: “Thanks to this cracking bit of team work we’ve managed to prevent these drugs from hitting the street.
“With the cannabis grow being in the loft it also posed a significant fire risk which could have had wider implications.
“We’re absolutely determined to crack down on drugs supply in the Carlton and Netherfield areas and our activity shows that we are listening to people and acting on their concerns.
“Drugs cause misery in our communities and are often the catalyst for more serious and violent crimes, which can have an even greater impact.
“We are constantly working behind the scenes to gather information about those who may be involved in drug supply and we remain committed to targeting offenders and bringing them to justice.
“I’d encourage anyone with any concerns about drug use and supply in their area to please report it to us so that we can continue to take action.”
If you have any concerns or see anything suspicious in your area, please do not hesitate to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.