Officers in Rotherham discover cannabis cultivation in Eastwood

Date published: 22 December 2021 15:47
Dated: 22 December 2021 15:46:14
Officers from the Rotherham Central Neighbourhood Team received information from a member of the public on Monday (20 December) about a suspicious incident on Milton Road in Rotherham.
They attended, and found two properties containing cannabis plants.
Both top floors of the properties had been knocked through to create two large growing rooms. The loft space had also been knocked through between both properties to create a single growing room. Inside the properties they discovered a cannabis set up with over 300 plants and 250 smaller plants between them.
There was nobody in the properties at the time, and officers are continuing with their enquiries. There is a prohibition notice on the properties to prevent anybody entering it until it is structurally safe.
Sergeant Jon Sorsby from the Rotherham Central team said: “This is an excellent example of policing where a concern from a member of the public has been acted on. We will continue with investigations to bring those responsible to justice.
“Set-ups like this are not only illegal but extremely dangerous, when walls have been knocked through there are issues with the structure of the property, there are also concerns with the amount of electricity needed for these kinds of cannabis cultivations. I’m thankful we have been able to dismantle it before any serious damage.
“I would urge anybody with information about the production of cannabis to get in touch. All information will be acted upon, you can contact us via 101 or report online through our website.”
If anybody has information that could help the investigation please contact us on 101 quoting incident 64 20/12/21, you can also report anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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