Cannabis farm found after landlord stopped police officer in the street

A cannabis farm was discovered after a landlord stopped a police officer in the street to report it.

Friday, 22nd January 2021, 3:12 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd January 2021, 3:15 pm

It happened at about 7pm on Wednesday, January 20 in Harehills.

A Police Community Support Officer for east Leeds was out patrolling when she was stopped by a landlord of a property.

He reported to a small cannabis farm to her.

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Police went to the property and found the farm, which had around 50 plants.

The plants were seized.

The officer said: "Stopped on foot tonight by a landlord who reported a small cannabis farm. That’s one more out of Harehills."

It comes as police raided three properties in Yeadon and Rawdon on Thursday, January 20.

A cannabis farm was discovered after a landlord stopped a police officer in the street to report it. Photo: West Yorkshire Police

Each property contained drugs paraphernalia and signs of recent drugs use and/or dealing.

Officers also found a quantity of class B drugs, which have been destroyed.

The team posted on Facebook: "This Morning, 21th January, Officers from your local NPT conducted three intelligence-led drugs raids in the Yeadon & Rawdon area.

"All three properties contained drugs paraphernalia & signs of recent drugs use and/or dealing.

"A quantity of Class-B drugs were also recovered, which will now be destroyed.

As a result of this operation, those drugs will not be finding their way onto the local streets & this sends a clear message: if you are involved in the supply of illegal drugs, you can expect a knock at your door (or in this case, a circular saw)."