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Man arrested after Lowestoft police raid

PUBLISHED: 17:33 03 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:32 06 July 2010

A 38-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested after police raided an address in Normanston Drive this morning (Thursday, June 3) and discovered cannabis plants being grown in the loft of the property.

A 38-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested after police raided an address in Normanston Drive this morning (Thursday, June 3) and discovered cannabis plants being grown in the loft of the property.

The Waveney Territorial Support Team carried out the warrant about 7.25am and found the plants and growing equipment.

The 38-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the production of the drug and is currently in custody at Lowestoft police station where he will be interviewed by officers.

The warrant was part of ongoing work by Suffolk Police to target those suspected of involvement in the cultivation and supply of illegal drugs.

The find comes after a 35-year-old man was recently sentenced to 16 months imprisonment after officers discovered around 300 plants in a property at Ellough Road in Ellough in May 2009.

A police officer on patrol noticed something unusual, went to investigate and discovered what he thought was cannabis. A full warrant was obtained and a search carried out, leading to hundreds of plants and growing equipment being found.

Subsequent enquiries led police to Sang Le, a 35-year-old man from Gorman Road in London. He was arrested in East Grinstead in Sussex in March this year and was subsequently charged with being concerned in the production of 298 cannabis plants.

He was sentenced to 16 months following a court hearing at the end of last month.


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