In response to concerns raised by the local community, the police uncovered a substantial cannabis cultivation operation at a property in Featherstone yesterday morning.

Officers, acting on a warrant, conducted a search at an address on Huntwick Crescent, Featherstone, where they discovered 60 fully grown cannabis plants and an additional 60 seedlings.

Acting Police Sergeant Salkeld, of the Wakefield West Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We want residents to know that we take action with information that we receive and will work alongside our communities to make Normanton and Featherstone a safer place for everyone.

“This is a significant seizure of cannabis and those involved have also been abstracting electricity. This property has now been made safe and ongoing investigations are underway to identify suspects.”

Residents with any information that could aid the investigation are urged to contact the Wakefield West Neighbourhood Policing Team through Live Chat online or by calling 101, quoting crime reference 13240096871.

Individuals possessing information related to drug offences or suspicious activities in their community can utilize the same contact options. Additionally, there’s a dedicated online reporting form for drug use or dealing available at the West Yorkshire Police website.

For those preferring anonymity, information can be shared with the independent charity Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111. The police are committed to maintaining open communication with the public, ensuring a collaborative effort to uphold community safety.