Cannabis plants found during police raids in Rotherham

A door damaged durung a drugs raid in Rotherham
A door damaged durung a drugs raid in Rotherham
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Cannabis plants worth tens of thousands of pounds have been seized by police officers cracking down on drugs in South Yorkshire.

Officers raided a series of homes aimed at disrupting the supply of drugs in the town and preventing criminals from making money.

Some of the raids were carried out as part of Operation Cobra – a series of strike days organised to search for criminals and suspects wanted by the police and the courts.

Officers found 50 plants growing in homes in Thrybergh, East Dene, Kiveton and Maltby on Wednesday.

They found another 24 plants growing in a house in Broom and 40 in a property in Masbrough on Thursday.

And on Friday officers recover a quantity of amphetamine from a house in Swallownest.

In one of the raids officers also recovered a stun gun which had been disguised as a mobile phone. The weapon has now been confiscated.

Detective Sergeant Jamie Henderson, of the Rotherham Tasking Team, said he hoped the repeated drug raids in the town act as a deterrent.

“This activity demonstrates that information we receive from Crimestoppers or people calling the police is investigated and if corroborated it is acted upon.

“We will go through doors to disrupt criminal activity which goes hand in hand with drugs to deter people from this and to encourage them to find more legitimate ways of making a living.

“Our pursuit of those involved with the supply of drugs is relentless, we have activity like this on a daily basis and people involved need to be aware of that.

“Anyone involved in drugs needs to be constantly looking over their shoulder because we will find them and deal with them.”

n Anyone with information about those involved in drugs should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.