Thousands of pounds worth of drugs seized during police raid on Huddersfield house

A potential £100,000 of cannabis has been seized in Huddersfield following a police raid on a house in the town. 

Enquiries are ongoing today by the Huddersfield Neighbourhood Policing Team after officers made the significant seizure from an address on Birkby Hall Road, Huddersfield on Monday morning (12 July).

Officers executed a warrant at the property after working with partner agencies to develop intelligence received about suspicious activity.

On entering the property they discovered around 200 cannabis plants many of which were almost ready for cropping.

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the production of cannabis and remains in police custody.

Inspector Graham Dyson of the Huddersfield NPT, said: “This was a successful operation that was based on initial community intelligence which was developed with other partner agencies resulting in enough information being gathered to enable a warrant to be obtained.”

“Enquiries of this nature can take some time to plan and prepare to ensure that we have a sound legal basis to obtain a warrant and to also execute the warrant at the optimum time to both seize the drugs and also arrest any persons involved.
“Without the initial information from the public this cannabis farm may never have been discovered and I would like to thank the community of Huddersfield for their continued support in targeting those involved in drugs and crime.”

“Even the smallest piece of information might be key to unlocking an issue and giving us the opportunity to remove drugs from our streets and prevent other criminal activity occurring.”

If you have any information about drugs or other criminal offending in Huddersfield please contact West Yorkshire Police on 101 or online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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