Wakefield Police bust £80k drugs farm in College Grove

Police raided a cannabis farm on Westfield Road, College Grove.
Police raided a cannabis farm on Westfield Road, College Grove.

CANNABIS worth up £80,000 was seized during a police raid.

Almost 200 plants were found growing inside a house on Westfield Grove, in College Grove.

Officers from the Central neighbourhood police team (NPT) busted the drugs farm on Tuesday morning after receiving a tip off from members of the community.

Sgt Dave Todd said: “The seizure on Westfield Grove came as a result of intelligence from within the community and we are very pleased to have taken what is a significant quantity of drugs off our streets.”

Inside the house, officers found cannabis growing in four rooms on the top floor of the three-storey building.

They also found equipment and devices used to produce the plants.

Insp Richard Close urged people to continue helping the Central NPT stamp out drug dealing.

He said: “This is an excellent example of the vital role members of our community play in helping us to tackle suspected criminal activity and help rid our streets of illegal drugs.

“I would encourage anyone who has any information about drugs to contact us either anonymously or by speaking to us in person.”

Last Thursday officers from the Rural NPT seized 10 cannabis plants found growing in a house on Wesley Street, Agbrigg.

And last week the Express reported that £1m worth of cannabis had been seized after a raid on an industrial unit in Thornes.

Ten men were arrested and have been released on bail.

Anyone with information about drug growing or dealing should call police on 101.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.