Police raid drug 'factory' in Grimsby home
“DRUG dealing and drug taking will not be tolerated on the West Marsh.”
That was the pledge of the Humberside Police Proactive Team after 27 cannabis plants, dried cannabis, drug dealing paraphernalia and £1,500 in cash were uncovered in a raid on a Lancaster Avenue home yesterday.
PC Leighton Kaye said an upstairs room at the rear of the property and one of the downstairs rooms had been converted into a cannabis growing “factory” but could not give a street value of the haul.
However, a similar raid which uncovered 30 plants at a property on Neville Street, Cleethorpes, on December 31, was said to have a value of between £6,852 and £10,284.
PC Kaye said the raid had been a result of information from the community.
He said: “The community around here raised concerns with us regarding the younger generation using drugs and police began making enquiries.
“The investigation led us to this address and the Proactive Team executed a drugs warrant.
“In the property we found approximately 27 plants and £1,500 in cash. There were also boxes of pre-dried cannabis, scales and other bits and pieces.
“Drug dealing and drug taking will not be tolerated on the West Marsh.”
A local man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession of cannabis with intent to supply and remained in custody at the time of going to press.
PC Kaye added that information from the public was vital in helping to track down drug dealers.
He said: “We would encourage members of the public to come forward and contact us.”
If you have information about drug dealing or production in your area, call Humberside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.