Cannabis factories discovered in Carshalton and Wallington
Two cannabis factories were discovered in drugs raids across Sutton today.
It was all part of a Met-wide offensive, Operation Hawk, targeting cannabis farms, crack houses and suspected drug dealers.
In a terraced house in Whitland Road, Carshalton, officers found around 40 cannabis plants growing in the loft. A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis and possession with intent to supply cocaine and cannabis.
Another cannabis factory was found at a property in Parkgate Road, Wallington. Two tents with eight plants in each tent were found inside the address. A 26-year-old man was arrested for cultivation and possession with intent to supply cannabis.
At a property in Shaftesbury Road, Carshalton, a 22-year-old man was arrested for possession of cannabis. He received an £80 fixed penalty notice.
The officers, from Sutton’s Safer Neighbourhoods Teams, were responding to information received from local communities.
A number of other addresses across the borough were also raided. The premises were searched and intelligence was gathered for use in future operations.
Officers have also been taking part in a number of other activities to crackdown on drugs related criminals.
These include plain clothes patrols in Sutton and Wallington and visits to empty premises.
Officers also visited a number of pubs to wipe surfaces for traces of drug use.
The police action follows a renewed call by the Met Police to encourage the public to come forward with information about who may be selling or cultivating drugs in their area.