More than 100 cannabis plants seized in Mansfield after men spotted loading drugs into van

Two people were arrested by police after men were seen loading cannabis plants into a van in Mansfield.

Nottinghamshire Police were tipped off from a member of the public that the illegal drug was being moved into a vehicle along with growing equipment.

More than 100 plants were discovered inside which, police say, almost filled the entire property and were partly harvested.

Officers were called to the incident at around 10pm on Thursday (June 10) at an address in Somersall Street, and upon their arrival noticed a strong smell of cannabis coming from a house.

Two men were then reportedly seen trying to escape the back of the house after police had initially tried the front door.

The men, aged 52 and 27, were arrested on suspicion of the production of cannabis.

The force’s cannabis dismantling team seized the drugs on Friday (June 11).

Police Constable Michael Colley of Nottinghamshire Police said: “Intelligence is a key element of our investigations so I’d urge the public to keep reporting any suspicious activity to us.

“The better intelligence picture we can build, the more robust action we can take.

“An investigation is now underway to establish the circumstances of this significant find.

“Cannabis grows are often linked to organised criminality and violence and other serious offences like modern slavery and human trafficking.

“When we find a grow like this we’ll do everything in our power to find out who is behind it and ensure they are dealt with accordingly.

“If you notice anything suspicious in your area please do not hesitate to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or in an emergency, dial 999.”


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