Rotherham: Drugs seized in raids in Kiveton, Maltby and Swallownest

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Cannabis plants worth tens of thousands of pounds have been seized by police officers cracking down on drugs in places like Kiveton, Maltby and Swallownest.

Officers raided a series of homes with the aim of disrupting the supply of drugs and preventing criminals from making money.

Some of the raids were carried out as part of Operation Cobra – a series of strike days organised to search for criminals and suspects wanted by the police and the courts.

On one day officers found 50 plants growing in homes in Kiveton, Maltby, Thrybergh, and East Dene.

Another 24 plants were found in a house in Broom and 40 in a property in Masbrough.

Officers also recovered a quantity of amphetamine from a house in Swallownest.

In one of the raids officers also seized a stun gun which had been disguised as a mobile phone.

Det Sgt Jamie Henderson, of the Rotherham Tasking Team, said he hoped repeated drug raids in the town would act as a deterrent.

He said: “Our pursuit of those involved with the supply of drugs is relentless. We have activity like this on a daily basis and people involved need to be aware of that.”