Arrest after police drugs raid on house in Doncaster this morning

This was the scene at a house in Doncaster today after police carried out a drugs raid and arrested a man.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 12:00 am

Officers went into the property on Littlemoor Lane, Balby, with a search warrant this morning, and 70 cannabis plants were seized in the operation..

Sgt Steve Roberts said: “The occupant of this address has been arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis, and was found to have been dangerously bypassing the electricity meter.

“He remains in police custody awaiting interview.

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Police raided this house in Balby this morning
Police raided this house in Balby this morning

"A significant quantity of drugs has been seized and the electricity has now been made safe.”

It was one of two raids to seize drugs by officers in Doncaster today.

Two were arrested after a police swoop on a cannabis factory in Swinton Road, Mexborough, inside a former bingo hall.

Police are appealing for anyone with information on crime in their area to get in touch

You can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or visit https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

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