Police swoop on New Mills house

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A 48–year–old man was arrested after police stormed a New Mills home, uncovering a quantity of suspected cannabis.

The man was arrested on suspicion of producing the class B drug after police carried out a warrant on the house in Peak Road, at about 4pm on Monday, May 20.

They found what was believed to be cannabis inside the house, along with various items thought to have been used to produce the plant.

The man has subsequently been bailed pending further enquiries.

The warrant comes just a week after a Derbyshire police campaign to weed out residential cannabis farms across the county ended.

Officers urged members of the public to be on the lookout for the telltale signs of cannabis production in their communities.

These include a strong, sickly–sweet smell, run–down properties where visitors come and go at all times of day and night, and houses or flats where the curtains are drawn all the time.

The campaign resulted in an increase in calls to both police and Crimestoppers.

To speak to Derbyshire police about possible drug activities, call 101.