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Man arrested after police find 20 cannabis plants

March 9, 2018 11:34 AM
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A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis, after police found 20 plants at an address in North Yorkshire.

Police entered a house in Southlands Grove, Newby, on Thursday afternoon, and in an upstairs room found a man with a watering can and hose pipe, as well as fans, lighting equipment, and about 20 cannabis plants.

The 28-year-old man, from Scarborough, was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and was later released under investigation.

The plants and growing equipment were seized for forensic examination.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: "People should be alert to the signs of cannabis cultivation in their area, and report any suspicions they have to the police – we will take action.

To report any suspicions phone North Yorkshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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