Police shuts down cannabis farm

Police shuts down cannabis farm on Balne Lane, Wakefield.
Police shuts down cannabis farm on Balne Lane, Wakefield.

A small cannabis farm has been shut down by police.

Officers from the Wakefield Central neighbourhood policing team (NPT) raided the property on Balne Lane, Wakefield, on Tuesday afternoon.

A search warrant was obtained from Wakefield Magistrates Court and police seized 12 cannabis plants.

A full hydroponic set up was also taken by police.

Insp Mark Chamberlain, of Wakefield Central NPT, said: “We received community intelligence about a strong smell of cannabis coming from the property.

“The officers got a warrant to search the property and seized a dozen, mature cannabis plants. Enquires are on-going.”

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.