Man held after drug farm raid

Man held after drug farm raid

POLICE in North Kirklees arrested a man after raiding a cannabis farm.

Officers from Batley & Spen Neighbourhood Policing Team discovered more than 100 plants at an industrial unit on Smithies Moor Lane, Birstall.

A 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of production of Class-B drugs.

Sergeant Anita Patel, of Batley & Spen NPT, said: “We want to reassure the community that all the information we receive from members of the public will always be reviewed and when possible take positive action.

“I would like to thank the people in our communities who came forward with vital information related to this incident, which has led to a significant amount of drugs being seized and taken off the streets.

“Any information about suspicion of production of drugs can be given to your local NPT direct via 101, or anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”

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