Police seize £65k cannabis in raids

Police executed a series of drugs raids across the district this week ceasing cannabis plants with an estimated street value of up to £65,000.

Four arrests were made following raids in Daventry on Friday and Harlestone, Brington and Whilton on Tuesday.

Cannabis raid, Headlands Estate, Daventry.

Cannabis raid, Headlands Estate, Daventry.

Approximately 80 to 100 cannabis plants were discovered at a drugs factory in Upper Harlestone with an estimated value of up to £50,000.

A Daventry Express reporter accompanied police as they raided Roderick Court on the Headlands Estate just before midday on Friday.

Six officers executed the raid where 20 large plants, with an approximate value of £10,000, were growing in a spare bedroom and 10 to 12 plants had recently been harvested. A ventilation system had been constructed in the property to direct the smell out through the roof.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drug offences. Following Tuesday’s raids a 44-year-old man from the Brington area was arrested, along with a 51-year-old man from the Whilton area and a 44-year-old man from South Northamptonshire.

Sgt Sam Dobbs from the Daventry safer community team said: “Part of the police and crime commissioner’s plan is to eradicate drugs and the stance we’ve been taking in Daventry is to deal with residential properties as well as the bigger drug dealers.

“We are responding to members of the public when they have suspicions.”

He added: “We intend to focus our efforts on disrupting the drugs supply chain. These recent arrests demonstrate our resolve in making sure that drug dealers and suppliers have no part in our community life.”