Residents on a Mansfield street have spoken out after a large number of cannabis plants were uncovered by police.
Locals seemed unsurprised by the raid claiming that antisocial behaviour and a police presence were regular occurrences on George Street.
One person said that the road has had a bad reputation for a number of years.
Police uncovered around 140 cannabis plants at a home on Tuesday, September 28.
Now, residents have spoken of the streets dyer status following a string of anti-social behaviour.
Kelly Statham, 38, said: “No I am not surprised – it’s just George Street isn’t it.
“It’s just deteriorating the area more and more really, there seems to be so many cannabis grows at the minute you hear about doors getting bashed down every other day.
“There are roads around here that are alright but this road does have a bad reputation.”
This comes a week after a Mansfield man appeared in court following the discovery of 291 plants stuffed into rooms around a property.
Locals did not appear to be taken aback when informed of this latest drug-related incident
George Street resident Elizabeth Clarke, 30, said: “It does not surprise me.
“There are always a lot of drugs around here and a police presence all the time.
“It doesn’t concern me much though, once my doors are locked I’m fine!
Michelle Gosling, 49, also living on George Street, said: “There are all sorts around here – a lot of antisocial behaviour.
“Yes it is a worry, but there’s not much you can do about it; you stop one and then another one starts.
“There are kids around here and it isn’t right to have this sort of stuff going on when there are kids.”
Following the incident, Inspector Paul Lefford, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Targeting drug-related crime is a key priority for us to help stop not only the illegal trade of drugs but also the risks cannabis cultivation poses to the wider community.
“Drug production and dealing is never a low-risk venture and has very serious consequences in our community not only for our local people and residents but also putting people at risk by associated violent crimes.
“Anyone involved in such illegal activity risks not only the police knocking at their door but a journey to custody prison time and a criminal record.
“The force will continue to do everything in its power to prevent drugs getting onto the streets of our local communities where they can and do cause serious harm.
“We would urge anyone who has any suspicions about the production of drugs in the community to please get in touch by calling Nottinghamshire Police on 101.”
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