IT IS an example of how well police and community can work together.
An anonymous tip-off led officers to Marsh yesterday where they were able to smash a £100,000 drugs factory. Within two hours of receiving a phone call which pointed them to an industrial complex, officers had raided the premises.
What they uncovered was one of the biggest cannabis factories found in the town and police were quick to praise the public’s involvement.
That one call enabled them to pinpoint a cellar where between 300 and 400 plants were growing, each with a street value estimated at £300.
Swift action took drugs off the streets of Huddersfield and put a stop to an operation on which people had obviously spent time and money.
The inspector in charge of the raid was rightly pleased by the call which enabled his officers to seize plants and equipment. He described the public as the eyes and ears of the force and people’s willingness to pass on this kind of information is surely crucial in helping police carry out such operations.
There may be other people in the community who know who was behind this cannabis operation and can help police further. If you know more about this factory in Marsh or about any others, call the police. Yesterday’s raid proves what can be achieved if police and community work together.