Police have vowed to keep the pressure on drug dealers after the discovery of three cannabis farms in Rawdon, Yeadon and Horsforth. Arrests have been made at all three addresses after officers discovered cannabis being grown. And police are stressing the important role played by the public in helping them to stop the production of the drug.
Inspector Richard Coldwell, of the North West Outer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We have had some very good successes recently in identifying cannabis growing operations in residential streets, much of which has been as a direct result of members of the public ringing us with their suspicions.
“We remain determined to keep the pressure on people who think they can get away with growing and dealing drugs in our communities and residents can continue to help us by passing on any information. I guarantee we will follow it up.”
“I would encourage people to look out for suspicious activity in their streets that could indicate a property is being used to grow cannabis. If people notice an unusual smell, boarded-up windows, electrical equipment being delivered in significant quantities, or people coming and going at all hours, I would urge them to pass their suspicions on to us.”
Anyone with suspicions about a property should contact their neighbourhood policing team via 0845 6060606, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. In the most recent cases, cannabis production was discovered at an address on Gill Lane, in Rawdon. One man was arrested and the equipment seized during the search has been destroyed.
In a separate incident, a cannabis farm was discovered in a house in the Yeadon area where a number of plants were being grown. The farm has been dismantled and destroyed and an arrest has been made. A cannabis factory was found at Newlay Wood Crescent, Horsforth. One man was arrested in connection with the offence.
via : Wharfedale Observer
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