£5k drug crops seized in raid

Some of the Cannabis plants found during a raid in Normanton on Sunday morning
Some of the Cannabis plants found during a raid in Normanton on Sunday morning

A DRUGS farm was busted by police during an early morning raid.

Officers found 19 cannabis plants, along with cultivating equipment, when they searched a house on Cemetery Road in Normanton.

The crops, in various stages of cultivation, has an estimated street value of around £5,000.

Police made the discovery on Sunday aftera tip-offs from the community.

Insp Lisa Kirkland of Normnanton neighbourhood police team (NPT), which led the operation, said it was a good result.

She said: “This was intelligence led thanks to members of the public ringing us and reporting what they believed was something suspicious.

“It shows that these things can be going on down any street and we would continue to urge people to always report suspicious activities to us.

“We may not be able to act straight away, but a lot of time goes in to collecting evidence so we can take illegal drugs off our streets.”

A 41-year-old man was arrested at the scene and later fully admitted the production and possession of cannabis.

He had no previous convictions and was issued with an adult caution.

It is a formal warning for those who admit they are guilty of first-time minor offences.

All the plants seized and the related equipment will now be destroyed.