Residents sniff out cannabis

450 cannabis plants found in Oxford Street, Normanton
450 cannabis plants found in Oxford Street, Normanton

A DRUGS farm has been taken out of business after police found 450 cannabis plants in a house.

Officers were alerted to the drugs on Oxford Street, Normanton, after residents complained about a pungent smell in their street.

And when they went in they found the plants in various rooms.

Insp Lisa Kirkland of Normanton neighbourhood police team (NPT) said: “This was a massive result for us thanks to the help from neighbours.

“We have been going out into the community and knocking on doors and giving leaflets to people to make it easier for them to report a crime.

“Shortly after we did Oxford Street we suddenly received loads of information about a really strong smell of cannabis in the air.

“We had to gather all the information before we could act, but were pleased with the result.”

The drugs were found on Monday afternoon and Insp Kirkland said the property was empty.

And on Wedneday the NPT carried out another raid, where they found heroin in a property on Newfield Crescent, Normanton.

It was linked to a property in Streethouse and two women and a man were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.

The man was charged and is due to appear at court today.

One woman was given bail, pending further inquiries, while another woman was released without charge.

Anyone with any information about the cannabis farm should contact Insp Kirkland on 01924 295454.