Police seize £270,000 worth of cannabis in Eastwood raids
MORE than £270,000 worth of cannabis was found by police officers during raids following a tip-off from the public.
Officers from Rotherham Central local police team found 322 plants at two properties in Fitzwilliam Road, Eastwood on Tuesday.
They also seized around £20,000 worth of cannabis which had been cropped.
The team of five officers have now seized a total of £300,000 worth of drugs, including crack cocaine and heroin since the start of the year.
Sgt Dave Baines said: “This is a significant drugs seizure and we must extend our thanks to the local community, which has led our intelligence gathering efforts.
In addition to the drugs haul, the team recently recovered £2,000 worth of counterfeit cigarettes and worked with Rotherham Borough Council trading standards officers to aid its enquiry into their origin.
Sgt Baines added: “We’ve had a positive impact in the early weeks of 2017 — ,ore than 50 people have been arrested and 11 warrants executed but there will be no let-up in tackling the issues that are of priority to our community.”
Four men, aged 27, 29, 34 and 37-years-old were arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis and immigration offences.
Two of the men have been bailed pending further enquiries and two of the men arrested are being dealt with by the UK Border Agency.