Five arrests after cannabis plants are found in house near Lichfield

Cannabis plants

Cannabis plants

Five people have been arrested after cannabis plants were seized during a police raid on a house near Lichfield.

The mature plants were discovered by police who searched the cellar of the property at Fradley Junction yesterday (October 19). Watering and heating equipment was also found.

Two men aged 48 and 36 were arrested along with two women aged 48 and 46 and a juvenile. All were later released on bail pending further police enquiries.

The operation was carried shortly before midday as part of Staffordshire Police’s county-wide continuing crackdown on illegal drugs, codenamed Operation Nemesis.

Inspector Kevin Mulligan, Commander of Burntwood neighbourhood policing unit, said police were determined to continue the crack down on drugs and dealers. He said:

“Recent successes during National Tackling Drugs Week underline how communities fully support police in taking the fight against drugs and dealers onto the streets.

“Police will always follow up leads from the community about drugs and drug dealing and I would urge anyone with information to contact police or call Crimestoppers.”

Calls to Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111, are free and callers do not have to leave their name or give any information which may identify them.

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