TWO were in police custody last night after cannabis plants worth £300,000 were found at two properties in Ferham.
Police raided two properties on Josephine Road yesterday morning as part of Operation Duxford and found 312 plants, a spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said.
Men aged 30 and 22 were arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis.
Chief Insp Mark Goddard said: “Cannabis grows in residential areas like this have a huge impact on our communities.
“The money obtained from growing and selling cannabis is often used to fund serious and organised crime.
“Intelligence gathering work is going on continuously to identify properties being used in this way.
“Each piece of information we receive helps to build a bigger picture, to ensure that our enforcement action is successful.
“I would urge those who have concerns to continue reporting via 101 or anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers.”
As part of the district-wide Operation Duxford initiative, officers spent the day tackling criminality including antisocial behaviour and drug use, protecting vulnerable people and engaging with residents and business owners offering crime prevention advice.
The activity was focused across Rotherham and included include speeding operations, patrols with Rotherham Council and warrants to tackle recent thefts in the town.