Police have arrested a man on after a drugs warrant was executed in Offerton, Stockport.
Shortly before 7.30am today, Friday 27 June 2014, officers from Cheadle Heathâ€™s C Response Team executed a warrant at a property on Otterburn Place.
Five plants and cannabis bush were found being cultivated in the house.
A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis.
It is believed the street value of the recovered cannabis is Â£1500.
Police Sergeant James Lockett from Stockport Divisional Headquarters said: â€œIn recent months residents in Offerton have been telling us they are sick and tired of drug dealers ruining their community.
â€œWe have listened to their genuine concerns and today we have shown that we will take decisive action against these people, who thought they were above the law.
â€œThe work doesn’t stop here however. We will continue to act on information from residents and we will always encourage anyone with information about drug dealing to call the police.â€
â€œDrugs can have a devastating effect within a community but thankfully, these particular ones have now been destroyed and will not be hitting the streets. I would ask anyone who has any information on the cultivation or sale of drugs within their neighbourhood to contact police on 101 or phone Crimestoppers, anonymously, onÂ 0800 555 111.â€
The news comes as GMP launch a forcewide cannabis cultivation campaign in conjunction with Crimestoppers, as this week hundreds of â€œscratch and sniffâ€ cards are delivered to the public to educate and inform them about the signs that may indicate a cannabis â€˜farmâ€™ nearby. The cards will emit the specific smell of cannabis when it is growing. Hot spot areas identified by police intelligence are being targeted by 17 police forces throughout the UK.
GMP is supporting the campaign in an attempt to dismantle criminal groups that use cannabis production as a tactic to fund further crime, which can harm individuals and their neighbourhoods.