Neighbourhood Policing Team start the new year off with a bang
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It may be a new year, but the neighbourhood policing teams in Wellingborough and East Northants are continuing with the same focus on tackling drugs and anti-social behaviour.
This work included four warrants executed this week with drugs seized, arrests made and the local community feeling listened to.
Two warrants were undertaken in Wellingborough yesterday (January 5) at addresses in Osprey Lane and Nest Farm Crescent with another one executed in Alfred Street, Rushden.
A cannabis factory was located inside the Osprey Lane address with 139 plants discovered and the Alfred Street address was also found to be a cannabis factory with 80 plants removed by officers.
Inside the Nest Farm Crescent address, a small quantity of class A drugs were found as well as cash. A 45-year-old man was arrested inside the address on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs and possession of criminal property and was given a conditional caution.
Today (January 6), the final warrant was executed at an address in Holbush Way, Irthlingborough, where an old cannabis factory was found with seven large bags of dried cannabis still in situ. The bags are estimated to be worth £60,000.
A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs and production of cannabis in connection with the case and remains in police custody at this time.
Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Nathan Murray, said: “It may be a new year but we are unwavering in our determination to make our neighbourhoods a better place to live for our law-abiding communities who deserve to feel safe and happy in their local areas.
“Drugs are a breeding ground for anti-social behaviour and these warrants were secured as a result of intelligence directly from the community who have to deal with the nuisance things like cannabis factories can bring.
“That’s why we take a zero-tolerance approach and why we will continue taking the fight to this type of criminality.”