Cannabis farms raided by police

Cannabis farm raised in Normanton
Cannabis farm raised in Normanton

DRUGS worth almost £100,000 were seized after police raided two cannabis farms.

Officers from the Normanton neighbourhood police team (NPT) found 300 mature plants at a house on Oxford Street on Wednesday.

The class B drugs could have had an estimated value of around £90,000 if sold on the streets.

The NPT swooped after a tip off from the community.

Hydroponics equipment used to grow the illegal plants was also found alongside drugs paraphernalia.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the production of cannabis.

And last Thursday the Rural NPT also busted another cannabis farm on Wesley Street, in Belle Vue.

A keen nosed passerby noticed the pungent smell given off by the plants and called the police.

PC Jack May said: “There was an upstairs room that had been set up for growing cannabis and inside there were between 20 to 30 plants.”

A 43-year-old man has been charged with production of cannabis.

Anyone with information should contact West Yorkshire Police on 0845 6060606.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.