Drugs found at homes and allotment during raids

By Adele Forrest | 15/01/2018

Drugs found at homes and allotment during raids

POLICE discovered more than 20 cannabis plants at three homes and an allotment during raids.

The operation was part of a week-long crackdown in Goldthorpe and saw properties in Elizabeth Street and King Street raided, as well as an allotment at the King Street site.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Ten cannabis plants were seized from King Street allotments and a 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of cannabis production and cautioned.

“Six cannabis plants were seized from a house in Elizabeth Street and 12 plants were discovered in another house on the same street. 

“The fourth warrant was executed at a house in King Street, where a quantity of cannabis cultivation equipment was seized.”

Two people were interviewed but released without charge and enquries were on-going, added the spokeswoman.

Sgt Gary Bramhall said: “Acting on intelligence, we were able to carry out a number of warrants and recover a significant amount of drugs from the area. 

“This is all part of our ongoing work in Goldthorpe and the surrounding areas to tackle criminality and identify areas of concern to local residents. 

“We’re keen to act on anything that’s causing concern to members of the public in order to make Goldthorpe a safer place to live.”

To contact your Local Neighbourhood Team to report any concerns call 101.

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