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Police find 2 cannabis farms opposite each other on the same street in Wollaton

More than £360,000 worth of cannabis was found at two houses on the same street in Wollaton.

Police raided two cannabis farms after acting on intelligence.

The properties searched on Thursday (February 3) were across the road from one another.

Police said more than 280 cannabis plants were found growing in the houses on either side of the street.

While 21 large vacuum packs filled with dried cannabis were seized as well.

A large amount of loose cannabis, which was not bagged up, was also found at both properties in Ranelagh Grove with the value of the drugs seized estimated to add up to at least £360,000.

All the plants have been taken away and destroyed following the raids.

Inspector Gordon Fenwick, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “I’d like to commend officers from the City West Local Neighbourhood Policing Teams, supported by colleagues from Bulwell, for acting swiftly on intelligence and working together to dismantle these cannabis farms.

“It is a common misconception that cannabis production is a victimless crime but quite frankly this couldn’t be further from the truth.

“It can ruin lives: plain and simple, and often has deeper links to organised crime, while also posing a very real fire risk to other neighbouring properties because of dangerous modifications to electrics, coupled with the intense heat generated by specialist growing equipment.

“We don’t want to see this illicit drug activity take place on our streets and we don’t want to see people in our communities impacted by this in any way, which is why we will continue to work tirelessly to take robust action against these criminals.”

Daniel Odagiu, 50, of Ranelagh Grove, Wollaton, and both Franci Sollaku, 22, and Aurel Yzeiri, 25, of no fixed address, have all been charged with production of cannabis, in connection with the investigation.

They have been remanded in police custody.

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