Arrests after police drugs swoop

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Police have charged two men with drug offences after cannabis was found at their properties in Mexborough.

Officers from the Mexborough Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) found 12 cannabis plants and a quantity of loose cannabis with an estimated value of around £5,800 at an address on Cedar Avenue. The haul was uncovered after a member of the public made reports to the police.

A 26-year-old man was arrested and charged with production of class B drug, possession with intent to supply and supply of a class B drug.

Cannabis plants were also discovered at a property on Thirlmere Court

The discovery was made after staff workers from St Leger Homes housing agency, attended the property investigating a what report of a water leak.

Police were notified and 16 cannabis plants were recovered with an estimate value of £3,800. A 36-year-old man was arrested and charged by officers with production of class B drug.

Both the men appeared at Doncaster Magistrates Court on Wednesday December 14 .

The two men pleaded guilty and were bailed to attend Doncaster Crown Court in January for sentencing.

PC Rob Scarrow from the Mexborough SNT said: “We take all reports of drug offences seriously.

“We will always investigate any information we receive from the public.

PC Scarrow added: “I am pleased we have been able to stop these drugs ending up on the streets of Doncaster.”