GALLERY: Cannabis worth �40k discovered during drug raids in Fenland

POLICE found cannabis worth a potential street value of more than �30,000 in a Leverington warehouse today during a series of drug raids across Fenland.

Officers discovered 92 plants - in the early stages of growth - during a search of living quarters in a unit at Barra Farm, Gadds Lane, Leverington. Female seeds were also found.

However, a similar search at Haddon’s Fruit Farm, in Leverington Common, proved less fruitful with officers finding no drugs, or evidence of cultivation.

Police used a disc cutter to force entry into a unit on the site but officers only discovered pallets and farmyard machinery inside.

Doors to another unit were opened but only fruit was found.

Det Sgt Chris O’Brien apologised to the shop’s owner after the raid and admitted “these things happen sometimes”.

He said: “It’s disappointing when we get it wrong but if we continue to get intelligence we will request warrants and execute them.

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“We want to stop drugs at the earliest stage and we’ve done that today - we’ve acted quickly and we will always try to do that.”

The raids came during a day of action across the district as police executed warrants at four different properties.

More than 15 police vehicles met at a A47 rendezvous point, the Guyhirn Sex Shop, before dispersing to the sites.

Police found no drugs at one in Willow Hall Lane, Thorney but discovered a homegrown cannabis farm at a shed in South-Eau Bank, Throckenholt.

A 61-year-old man was arrested after police found 34 plants, more mature than those found in Leverington, worth �12,000.

He was taken to King’s Lynn custody for questioning on suspicion of cultivating cannabis.

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