Drug dens busted again in crackdown

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MORE drugs farmers have been put out of business after police swooped on a number of addresses on estates in the north of Doncaster.

A total of 10 search warrants were executed during a crime clean-up operation and officers enjoyed success in four premises.

Adwick and Bentley Safer Neighbourhood Teams seized a substantial amount of cannabis with a street value of £15,500.

The series of raids were carried out as part of the multi-agency project, the Neighbourhood Alliance.

Ten warrants were granted by magistrates to raid addresses suspected of drugs activity in Carcroft, Bentley, Woodlands, Skellow and Adwick.

A total of 29 mature cannabis plants were seized, as well as drugs paraphernalia, from properties on Rydal Road, Carcroft and Fourth Avenue, Woodlands.

Other properties raided included houses in Poplar Road, Skellow, and Ashburton Close, Adwick, where cannabis was also discovered and seized.

Adwick SNT is currently delivering Neighbourhood Alliance in Highfields for three weeks until Friday, July 1, and the warrants are all part of the multi-agency project to tackle concerns raised by the local communities.

PCSO Brett Cleaver, from Adwick SNT, said: “Taking any amount of drugs off the streets will make it much safer for the local community and will hopefully reassure people that we will always take action to deal with any problems raised. We will continue to execute warrants and carry out raids to ensure the streets are made safer for our communities.”

Last week police revealed they had seized more than £90,000 worth of cannabis and made two arrests following raids at properties suspected of drugs activity in Balby and Hatfield Woodhouse.

A total of 194 plants with a street value said to be in the region of £60,000 were found in Belmont Avenue, Balby, and 66 plants were recovered from Moss Croft Lane, with a value of £30,000.