Man arrested following drug warrants in Wellingborough
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A man has been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the production of a controlled Class B drug following the execution of five warrants in Wellingborough.
Detectives from the North LPA, supported by colleagues from Op Revive and Wellingborough Neighbourhood Policing Team, led the two-day operation with the searches of properties taking place on Tuesday (December 20) and Wednesday (December 21).
The warrants were executed under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act at two addresses in Market Street, one in Rydal Mount and one in Stainer Avenue. The fifth search took place in Main Street, Great Addington.
More than 2,000 cannabis plants in various states of growth were recovered along with items associated with the cultivation and production of the Class B drug, following community-led intelligence.
A 48-year-old man from Great Doddington was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the production of a controlled Class B drug and permitting the use of premises for the supply of a Class B drug. He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
Detective Inspector Torie Harrison of the North LPA CID said: “Tackling and preventing drug harm is a matter of priority for the Force and we will continue to act on the concerns of our communities to disrupt drug dealers, who prey on the most vulnerable people in our society and bring misery to others.
“This is a prime example of how we can work together with our partners and residents to take positive action against issues affecting them and I would urge anyone who has concerns about drug dealing within their local communities to keep reporting suspicious activity to us.”
If anyone has concerns about drug dealing or any other illegal activities, please report it to us on 101, online at www.northants.police.uk/ro or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.