Leicester Drugs Raid

Two people have been arrested following a drugs raid in Leicester.

Officers from the neighbourhood action team at Welford Road Police Station executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act at a house in Littlegarth on the Saffron Lane estate on Thursday 18 February.

A 39-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of the cultivation and possession with intent to supply Cannabis.

A quantity of Cannabis plants, a quantity of what is believed to be Cannabis and drugs paraphernalia were recovered by officers.

The man and woman have since been released on police bail while investigations continue.


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