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Teenager found in loft of house where cannabis plants ‘consumed the entire property’

Police found a teenager in the loft of a house filled with cannabis plants.

A haul of about 600 plants was found within the property in Mornington Crescent, Nuthall.

The plants were spread across seven rooms – and the electricity had reportedly been bypassed.

The discovery was made after builders were called in at the request of the landlord.

Operation Reacher Officers from Broxtowe seized the plants. A teenager was found hiding in the loft, police said.

The plants were discovered on Thursday afternoon (February 3).

Inspector Mike Ebbins, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “I want to reassure people that we will continue to act on feedback and intelligence we receive from members of the community as well as working closely with our partners to reduce criminality even further.

“A sophisticated cannabis grow consumed the entire property and it was only by carrying out an extensive search that the hiding suspect was found.

“Drugs wreck lives and their use and supply have a negative impact upon communities which is why the force takes drug-related crime so seriously.

“The cultivation and sale of cannabis can often be linked to wider organised crime and other serious offences like human trafficking, modern slavery or county lines.

“Not only that but cannabis growing can also be extremely dangerous due to the fire risk, especially if people are living in adjoining properties.

“We all have a role to play in keeping our local areas safe from drug-related crime which blights our communities and as force we will continue to pursue those individuals responsible.

“If something doesn’t seem quite right it more than likely isn’t, so please report it to us.”

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of production and cultivation of cannabis in connection with the investigation.

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