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.
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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.