Two men arrested after cannabis farm raided by police in Nelson

Two men have been arrested following the discovery of a significant cannabis farm in Nelson.
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Police were called to a business premises at around 11-30am on Tuesday. On arrival, officers discovered approximately 245 cannabis plants and evidence that the electricity had been bypassed.

A 44 year-old man and a 25 year-old man are under arrest on suspicion of drugs and cultivating cannabis and investigations continue.

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Sgt James Cooper, from Nelson Police, said: “The cultivation of cannabis is often seen as a minor offence but there are many hidden dangers including risk of fire. Tampering with the electricity supply to power a cannabis farm can have harmful consequences for neighbouring properties as well.

The cannabis plants seized from NelsonThe cannabis plants seized from Nelson
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“We are determined to tackle cannabis cultivation, as it can cause misery for local communities and often has strong links to organised crime.

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