HUNDREDS of cannabis plants in ‘professional setups’ have been seized after armed police swooped on two Burton home in the early hours.
Armed response officers raided homes in Victoria Street at 2.10am yesterday after a suspicious vehicle was seen and a possible weapon spotted.
In one home, 250 plants worth up to £120,000 were seized while 300 plants with a street value of up to £150,000 were found in the other address.
Yesterday, a lone officer stood guard at one address while officers from the Neighbourhood Action Team sorted through their latest haul.
These are the fourth and fifth seizures of the Class B drug which have taken place in Burton in the last week.
No one has been arrested in connection to with the latest raids.
PC Matt Hall, part of the Neighbourhood Action Team, said: “It’s an excellent result and we thank members of the public for the information.
“It’s linked to organised crime but we are slowly working our way up the chain.
“These are professional setups with high yield of crop. There are large amounts of fertiliser, compost and electricity equipment.”
Sergeant Bob Champeau, said enquiries will be made to see if the cannabis farms are linked.
He said: “We have been able to smash five cannabis factories in the last week.
“Drugs wreck communities and wreck lives so any information into the unlawful cultivation and distribution will be acted upon.”
Yesterday the Mail revealed that 1,000 plants were found growing in a two-story garage behind homes in Parker Street.
On Monday, the Mail reported that 300 plants had been found in homes in Victoria Street and Ashley Court.
The raids are part of the Staffordshire Police blitz on the narcotics trade known as Operation Nemesis.
Anyone with information is can call Staffordshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.