POLICE in Bridlington have uncovered a “substantial haul” of 99 cannabis plants at an address in the town.
Officers say the plants, which were found by police while still relatively immature, would have been worth several thousand pounds had they reached maturity and been harvested.
After receiving intelligence about drug production in the Well Lane area, two officers from Bridlington’s Neighbourhood Police Team visited an address and discovered the plants on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 18.
A 32-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken into custody before being bailed until February.
PC Mark Skelton, of the Neighbourhood Police Team, said it was another positive result in the fight against drugs in Bridlington.
“Finding 99 plants in Bridlington is a substantial haul, and it’s a positive result for the Neighbourhood Policing Team because we have been proactively seeking to identify, disrupt and target drugs dealers and users in Bridlington,” said PC Skelton.
“This is proof that it is working. The plants were not that old, but it was quite a set-up that they had going on and if the plants had reached maturity it would have looked like a jungle in there. Seizing these plants will take several thousand pounds worth of cannabis off the streets of Bridlington.”
PC Skelton has thanked members of the public for their help with the drugs crackdown, and urged residents to continue to support police by contacting them with information, anonymously if they wish, through the Humberside Police non-emergency number 101 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Insp Grant Taylor, head of the Bridlington Neighbourhood Police Team, spoke to councillors at the meeting of Bridlington Town Council on Wednesday last week where the issue of drugs in the town was discussed.
Insp Taylor said that he had prioritised cracking down on drug offences since he took over the role this July, and encouraged councillors and members of the public to continue sharing information with the police.
l For a special report into Insp Taylor’s impact on crime since coming to the town, see next week’s Free Press.