Cops bust cannabis drugs den

SP91400 Drugs raid Barrow Hill
SP91400 Drugs raid Barrow Hill

A CANNABIS factory containing over 100 plants has been found after police raided a rented property.

A Vietnamese man in his 20s was arrested following an execution of a warrant by Chesterfield police at a terraced house in Barrow Hill, where it is estimated around £100,000 worth of drugs were growing.

At the raid, on Tuesday, August 9, police found three upstairs bedrooms that had been adapted to cultivate substantial quantities of marijuana plants, with extractor fans installed in rooms and windows blacked out.

There was also thousands of pounds worth of specialist lighting equipment in use, and the electricity meter had been bypassed to get free power.

Speaking after the raid, Detective Chief Inspector, Steve Pont described the operation as a “success” and called for landlords to be vigilant in checking properties being rented out.

“We always take positive action against cannabis grows and other drug dens like this. It is a credit to the locals who are vigilant and contact us when they see strange comings and going and can smell drugs.

“It is important to remember that this isn’t a victimless crime. Landlords rent these properties out and it ends up costing them a fortune to repair the damage cost by making these modifications.”

Anyone with information about drugs should call Derbyshire police on 0345 123 33 33 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.