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Cannabis seized in Burton drugs raid

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 12, 2014

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LARGE amounts of cannabis have been seized from a property in Burton.

Staffordshire Police had to force their way into the house on Goodman Street on Tuesday, where they found 12 of the cannabis plants, with a street value of £4,500.

High powered lighting equipment and an air pistol was also confescated from the property.

Police were alerted to the cannabis factory when they received a call from a nearby 
resident on Monday morning.

An investigation in to who the drugs belonged to is currently underway.

The raid comes shortly after Staffordshire Police it was supposedly ending its undercover ‘Operation Nemesis’ plan to rid Burton’s streets of illegal substances and paraphernalia.

The drugs crackdown was set up in 2013 and has helped to arrest and convict 41 people who were involved in the drug market.

A total of 93 years and four months in jail was sentenced to the criminals.

A spokesperson for the operation said: “Remember, Operation Nemesis continues across Staffordshire - defeating the dealers in your community.”

More than 160 officers and police staff took part in the raids last year.

When talking about Operation Nemesis, Chief Inspector Maskrey said: “Operation Nemesis was very much an undercover operation which spanned a period of nine months during 2013.

“This culminated in a highly visible enforcement phase in the first three months of 2013 and a total of 41 defendants were arrested, charged and ultimately convicted of drug offences.

“The offences included the supply of class A and B controlled drugs.

“As a result of the thorough and painstaking work the operation produced evidence of the highest standard which resulted in all defendants being convicted.”

Anybody with information about Tuesday’s raid is being urged to contact Staffordshire Police on 101.

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