Cannabis crop sniffed out

Cannabis farm busted on Tavora Street, College Grove, by Central NPT
Cannabis farm busted on Tavora Street, College Grove, by Central NPT
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A DRUGS farm crammed with a crop of cannabis worth more than £70,000 was shut down after being sniffed out by an officer.

PCSO Jonathan Fahey, of the Central neighbourhood police team (NPT) uncovered the plants inside a house on Tavora Street, College Grove, on Tuesday evening.

Inside the house were more than 200 mature class-B plants which officers said were ready to be harvested and sold on the city’s streets.

They described the set up as a “sophisticated operation” with three growing rooms which were kitted out with expensive lights and hydroponics equipment.

PC Jamie Speight, of the NPT, said: “This should be a message to anyone involved in criminality within the Wakefield district, we will work closely with the community and take positive action on anyone producing illegal substances.”

A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of production of class B drugs along with immigration offences.

He appeared before Wakefield Magistrates’ Court on Thursday where he was remanded on bail.

Police want people to report any suspicious behaviour to.

Officers said warning signs that someone is growing cannabis include a strong, pungent smell, blacked out windows and people taking large bags of compost or soil into the house.

Anyone with information should contat the Central NPT call 01924 293282. or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.