£200,000 worth of drugs taken off Hornsea’s streets

Successful drugs warrant in East Riding

16 Aug 2016



Last Saturday a very sophisticated cannabis factory was destroyed in Hornsea.

The find which had an estimated street value of over £230,000 has now been stopped before hitting the streets and causing further disorder.

Community Beat Manager, PC Martin Pepper, said; “Humberside Police have numerous methods of identifying drug factories. We regularly use intelligent pieces of equipment and apparatus to seek out such factories.

“On this occasion after we had enough suspicion drugs were possibly inside the property on New Road in Hornsea, we obtained a warrant to allow us entry into the house.

“Almost 400 plants were found inside the property in various stages of growth. Every space in the house was being used to grow cannabis crops and a conservative estimated street value for the drugs is over £230,000.

“It took several hours to dismantle this very professional set-up. I cannot even begin to tell you how intense the stench was inside this property. The officers dismantling the cannabis factory with me, all had to take regular breaks to get fresh air and attempt to stop the headaches from affecting them.

“At present I am working through a web of possibilities as to who was involved in the set-up of this cannabis factory and who are believed to be the ‘gardeners’. At present no-one has been arrested following the cannabis factory find.

“If anyone has any information in relation to the goings-on at the address or could help us in any way identify the drug growers/dealers I would very much like to hear from you.

“Cannabis is a class B drug, it’s illegal to have for yourself, give away or sell. Not only is it risky being in possession of the drug, it is also extremely dangerous for your mind and body. Being a police officer, I have seen first-hand how cannabis can mess with body and put people in very vulnerable situations. If you are suspicious or have any information in rela

tion to other drug factories, sellers or dens, please call Humberside Police on 101.

“Drugs and crime are often closely linked. If we can remove the drugs from our streets, we are one step closer to tackling some of the reasons drug users sometimes steal, burgle or rob people.”