Police seize £128,000 worth of plants in another raid on Northampton cannabis farm

Second big seizure in three days — and both thanks to tip-offs from locals

By Kevin Nicholls
Thursday, 9th July 2020, 2:50 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th July 2020, 2:53 pm

Police arrested a man after their second big cannabis farm find in the space of three days in Northampton.

Officers armed with a warrant raided a property in Lower Hester Street, Semilong, at about 10.45am on Wednesday following tip-offs from locals.

They seized more than 300 plants worth an estimated £128,000 and arrested a man on suspcion of cultivating cannabis.

Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant Rodney Williams said: “Community intelligence is extremely important to us.

“Today was a prime example of that, it has allowed us to attend this address, discover this grow and make a successful arrest.”

On Monday (July 6), officers uncovered a cannabis farm with worth around £500,000 of plants after raiding a commercial property in Upper Thrift Street in the town.

Local drugs squad detectives have not stopped since our investigation detailed a crackdown on cannabis farms around the county.

Sgt Rodney Williams inspects the cannabis farm found in Hester Street yesterday. Photo: Northamptonshire Police

Cops seized around £750,000-worth of plants in raids on ten properties inside two weeks in a series of swoops in Northampton, Daventry Kettering, Wellingborough, Corby, Rushden and Irthlingborough.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman added: "Anyone with any information about cannabis factories in their area can call us on 101, report it online at www.northatns.police.uk or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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