Cracking down on Cannabis in the local area

Police are cracking down on cannabis cultivators
Police are cracking down on cannabis cultivators

This week police are supporting the national initiative against those who commercially cultivate cannabis in the county.

They are committed to tackling all illegal drugs and prioritise protecting the public by focusing on action against drug traffickers and dealers who pose the most threat.

Detective Superintendent David Cestaro, said: “The commercial cultivation of cannabis is not only a criminal offence in its own right but it is often associated with bypassing electricity meters and potentially lethal booby-traps, designed to stop rival criminals stealing their crops.

“The criminals who profit from the commercial cultivation of cannabis also often use trafficked young people, who are kept as slaves, to grow the cannabis.”

Police have told the public to be on the lookout for the strong smell of cannabis, windows that are constantly covered with foil or blackout blinds, and people coming and going from properties at all hours of the day and night.

If you have information on potential commercial cannabis cultivation please contact the police by phoning 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously, on 
0800 555 111.