Drugs busts in bedrooms

Cannabis farm discovered on Queen Elizabeth Drive, Normanton on Tuesday.

Cannabis farm discovered on Queen Elizabeth Drive, Normanton on Tuesday.

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POLICE have put two cannabis farms out of business.

Officers found 59 plants being grown in bedrooms at a house on West Lane in Sharlston and a further 17 plants at and on Queen Elizabeth Drive in Normanton.

They were both found during searches of properties on Tuesday morning by officers from the Normanton neighbourhood police team (NPT).

The team helped officers from South Yorkshire Police and Wakefield’s response team.

PC Tim Saxon said: “This was a great result for all those involved.

“A lot of people think cannabis is not the drug to be after, but it is illegal and we work hard to find them.

“We always take an interest in what is happening in our area and we were glad to work with our colleagues from other divisions.

“Community intelligence is key and little bits of information can make a difference, so we always encourage residents to come forward with details.”

The NPT helped officers from South Yorkshire Police search the house in Sharlston after a man was arrested on suspicion of carrying out scrap metal thefts.

Another man was arrested for the production of a class B drug and both have been released on bail.

The owner of the house in Normanton was arrested on suspicion of theft and bailed.

And he was cautioned for growing the drugs.

Anyone with any information about these two incidents or other problems with drugs should contact PC Saxon and his team on 101.