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Man arrested after £25,000 worth of cannabis seized in Scarva

Cannabis factory Scarva

A man has been arrested after suspected Class B drugs, with an estimated street value of £25,000, were seized in Scarva this afternoon (Thursday).

Local policing team officers, alongside neighbourhood officers made the bust at the makeshift grow house inside a shed in the village before arresting a 47-year-old man.

Sergeant Berry said: “Officers conducted a search of shed where they located a suspected cannabis factory inside. There was a number of grow tents set up inside and all plants were seized alongside some electronic items.

“A 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of several offences, including cultivation of cannabis . He remains in police custody at this time, assisting with enquiries.”

Sergeant Berry added: “We are committed to tackling the illegal supply and use of drugs, and will continue to investigate those who profit from the consequent misery and harm.

“Our investigation into this incident is ongoing, and I would ask any member of the public who has any information which could be of assistance to police to contact the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1053 of 23/03/23.

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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