Posted on 15th March 2018
Two people have been arrested after our officers found nearly two hundred cannabis plants growing in the loft of a house in Ilkeston.
The plants were found after the officers, acting on information from the local community, searched a house in Springfield Gardens last weekend on Saturday, March 10.
A 21-year-old man, Thai Duy Nguyen and a 17-year-old young man were arrested at the address.
Sergeant Damien Shannon, who is in charge of Safer Neighbourhood policing for the area, said: “The actions taken by the officers show that we will always take action on such information and concerns from the community.
“This type of activity is often linked with other criminality and what was of particular concern in this case was that the mains electricity had been diverted in order to provide power for the grow. This was described as ‘very dangerous’ by the expert we called in to disconnect the power supply.
“This property was a terraced house and so the actions of those involved was also causing a danger to the other people living in the row of properties.
“We would therefore encourage anyone who has concerns about such activity to make contact with us.”
The two arrested young men were charged with the production of a controlled drug of Class B namely Cannabis. They appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on Monday, March 12 where they were remanded in to secure custody and accommodation.
They are now due to appear at Derby Crown Court on Monday, April 9.
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