POLICE have raided a house in Golcar in a third swoop against suspected cannabis growers in a week.
And police revealed today that as a result of all the coverage in the Examiner, tip-offs to police about other cannabis-growing operations at houses is coming in every day.
A police team forced their way into the neat semi-detached home on Marina Terrace yesterday afternoon.
A man opened a bedroom window in a failed bid to persuade them not to smash the door with a battering ram.
By the time he got downstairs, six officers were inside his home.
The 30-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman were arrested and put in the back of a police van.
They were taken away to Huddersfield police station for questioning.
Six cannabis plants are thought to have been found in the house.
A warning notice in the front window warned: Watch Out, Staffordshire Bull Terrier About.
The dog was locked in the kitchen when police raided the house.
The house is next to a footpath leading to a new development called Mulberry Court. People living in the street were shocked by the raid.
One said: "It's normally so quiet up here. What's going on?"
The man was later charged with the production of cannabis and released on bail to appear before Huddersfield Magistrates on February 16.
The woman was released on police bail pending further inquiries.
The raid followed a massive drugs seizure in Huddersfield on Tuesday afternoon - but the two raids are not linked.
Five men were arrested after police raided flats in the three-storey building on St Peter's Street in Huddersfield town centre.
Officers from Kirklees District Drugs Team were amazed to discover more than 700 cannabis plants worth £250,000 in a major cannabis cultivation operation.
Three men have been charged with conspiracy to produce cannabis and will appear before Huddersfield Magistrates today.
The three aged 44, 32 and 25 were due to appear before magistrates yesterday, but a shortage of interpreters for the men - who speak Mandarin, Cantonese and French- led to the case being put off to today.
The two other men aged 28 and 33 arrested in connection with the seizure have been released on police bail.
Last Friday afternoon police raided two neighbouring terraced homes on Manor Street in Newsome and discovered a cannabis- growing operation in both.
They were alerted after an electrical fault linked to the cultivation of the cannabis sparked a fire in one of the houses.
The police operation into who was responsible for setting it up is continuing.
Det Con Russ Conlon, of Kirklees CID intelligence unit, said: "The events over the last week show how seriously we take the production of drugs, including cannabis.
"If people have suspicions , let us know and we will investigate."
There is a concern that more teenagers are smoking cannabis which sometimes leads on to hard drugs.
Police are encouraging the public to help them sniff out cannabis factories by highlighting the tell-tale signs to look out for.
During the past 12 months the Bradford Drugs Team alone has uncovered 19 cannabis factories across Bradford.
Pc Julian Townsend from the city's drugs team said: "After a raid on a cannabis factory we often speak to neighbours who tell us they had noticed an unusual smell around the property or thought it was strange the curtains were always drawn and the lights on.
"They don't realise this activity is linked to drugs.
"There could also be a very distinct and unusual smell . The occupiers are likely to be coming and going with electrical equipment, bags of compost and fertiliser."
He added: "We would also appeal to landlords to be aware of who they are renting to. Dealers often rent to avoid paying for utilities or registering amenities in their name."
IF you suspect anyone of growing cannabis or dealing in any drugs call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 24 hours a day.