Seven people reported on summons for alleged cannabis production after drug raids

Vehicle thieves hunted by South Yorkshire Police
Vehicle thieves hunted by South Yorkshire Police

Seven people from Rotherham have today been reported on summons by police for allegations relating to producing cannabis.

South Yorkshire Police officers carried out multiple warrants in East Dene, Rotherham, today and seized cannabis.

The following people have been reported on summons:

Thomas Snodin, 40, of Haywood Close, Rotherham reported on summons for the production of cannabis.

Joanne Snodin, 43, of Haywood Close, Rotherham reported on summons for the production of cannabis.

Adam Cawthorne, 32, of Herringthorpe Valley Road, Rotherham, reported on summons for the production of cannabis.

Paul Smith, 31, of Woodgrove Road, Rotherham, reported on summons for the production of cannabis.

Christopher Mace, 40, of Ridgeway, Rotherham, reported on summons for the production of cannabis.

Dean Senior, 46, of Mallory Road, Rotherham, reported on summons for the production of cannabis.

Matthew Kelsey, 35, of Herringthorpe Valley Road, Rotherham, reported on summons for the production of cannabis.

A 40-year-old man also received a caution for the possession of cannabis.

Rotherham superintendent Scott Green said: “Drugs blight communities and we will continue to target those responsible for the production and supply of all classes of drugs.

“This operation was a direct response to intelligence from the members of the public and forms part of our ongoing fight against drugs.

“Not only do we want to protect vulnerable people by reducing the availability of drugs, we want to reduce the impact of drugs misuse and associated offending.

“It’s also important to recognise that there are situations where victims are being exploited through modern day slavery and are being forced into cannabis growing.”

Officers carried out house-to-house visits following the raids to offer reassurance to residents.

Electricity supplies were also checked at properties due to the increased risk of fire posed by cannabis production.

Supt Green added: “Today’s raids are just one example of the relentless work being done by officers in Rotherham to make our communities safer.

“Thank you to all the officers involved in the operation and to the members of the community for their patience during the raids.”

To report any suspicious activity call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.