Cannabis with street value of £4m recovered in warrant in Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe

30 Jul 2019

Three men have been arrested after a suspected cannabis grow with an estimated street value of between £2.5million and £4 million was uncovered by our officers.

Our teams carried out a warrant at the premises in an industrial unit in Park Farm Road, Scunthorpe, on Monday, July 28.

Two men, aged 29 and 48, have been arrested on suspicion of producing a controlled drug and a 50 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug. All three remain in our custody.

Detective Inspector Kerry Bull said: “This premises has been converted into an industrial sized professional cannabis grow.

“I believe that there are in excess of 15,000 plants in various stages of cultivation.

“Our forensic teams and specially trained search officers are working on site to secure evidence and remove the plants and equipment for destruction.

“We will continue to identify and close down these operations and bring to justice those involved in the production and supply of controlled drugs which we know can bring misery to our communities.”

If you have concerns about drug-related crime and antisocial behaviour in your area, please call our non-emergency 101 line or, if you would rather not give your name, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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