Over 300 cannabis plants worth £40,000 seized after police raid house in Stockport
Raids followed growing concerns from the local community.
Hundreds of cannabis plants worth a whopping £40,000 have been seized after police raided an unassuming house in Stockport.
Following growing concerns and several reports made to police from members of the local community, Stockport’s Central Neighbourhood Team and specialist units were able to work together in gathering sufficient intelligence that allowed them to execute a warrant at a property on Avenue Street in the Portwood area of Stockport.
The warrant was issued by the court under the Misuse of Drugs act, according to Greater Manchester Police (GMP).
After the warrant was issued, officers raided the terraced property during the early hours of last Friday morning (6 October), and a “significant number” of cannabis plants were subsequently discovered and seized.
Over 300 cannabis plants were seized from the property, with an estimated street value of £40,000, according to GMP.
“Greater Manchester Police won’t tolerate the cultivation of cannabis or supply of drugs and will always take decisive action,” commented Central Stockport’s Neighbourhood Inspector, John Picton, after the raids last week.
“Proactively combating the production, supply and possession of drugs is a huge priority, we will continue to execute further warrants across Stockport and will continue to apprehend those responsible for cultivating, selling, and distributing illegal drugs and substances in our community.
“Our response officers, Neighbourhood teams, and proactive units are committed to supporting the community, building public trust and confidence [and] will continue to work collaboratively with partners and the community to combat crime, bringing offenders to justice.”
Inspector Picton also took the time to thank the local community for “voicing their concerns about problems and crime in their area”.
He added that this is “extremely helpful” to neighbourhood policing teams.
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“This can help us build a greater picture on crime across Greater Manchester and allow us to target crime effectively,” he concluded.
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