Harehills drugs raid: Man charged after Leeds police raid seize hundreds of plants from cannabis farm

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A man has been charged after police uncovered a cannabis farm in Leeds.

On Thursday April 13, officers from Leeds District Neighbourhood Impact Team and Leeds East Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act. They raided a property in Compton Road, Harehills, as part of ‘Operation Bakegreen’ – a West Yorkshire Police crackdown on cannabis farms.

Around 108 cannabis plants were seized during the ‘Operation Bakegreen’ deployment with a street value of £25,920 to £30,250. A man was caught at the property and arrested on suspicion of production of a Class B drug.

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The suspect was charged and appeared in court on Friday April 14. He is being held in prison until his next appearance at Leeds Crown Court.

The cannabis farm was uncovered in Compton Road, Harehills (Photo: WYP)The cannabis farm was uncovered in Compton Road, Harehills (Photo: WYP)
The cannabis farm was uncovered in Compton Road, Harehills (Photo: WYP)

In a statement, the Leeds East NPT said: “As part of Operation Bakegreen, officers to date have executed several misuse of drugs warrants, arrested ten adult males and seized a significant quantity of drugs dismantling cannabis farms. Officers continue to work alongside the local community of Harehills and partner agencies to address the production and supply of drugs.

“If you do have any information or concerns about organised crime activity, please contact West Yorkshire Police. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."