Shocking video goes inside huge £750,000 Sheffield drugs factory as cannabis plants seized

A huge Sheffield drugs factory has been smashed by police after officers seized £750,000 worth of cannabis plants in a raid.

Wednesday, 4th March 2020, 3:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th March 2020, 4:47 pm

Police say the swoop yesterday will cause ‘significant disruption’ to organised crime in the city.

Officers moved in above a restaurant on London Road where CID teams discovered two floors of plants.

Detective Sergeant Stafford Megson said: “We found several large growing rooms spread across two floors. It was a rabbit warren of unlit corridors and specially adapted rooms.

Police swooped on the drugs factory in London Road.
Police swooped on the drugs factory in London Road.

“We seized a total of 730 plants, all fully grown and about ready to be cropped. Given their growth stage, their value would be just short of £750,000, which is hugely significant.

“While no arrests were made, this is very much a live investigation and I hope this sends a stark message that this type of organised crime won’t be tolerated.”

He added: “Disruption activity like this is absolutely vital in the fight against organised crime, it puts a significant dent in the profits of those engaged in drug supply. The ripple effect is significant; as well as profits, it also shakes the confidence of criminal gangs who are shameless in their activity.

“This setup was discovered in the heart of the city. If you see anything concerning where you live, or have information about organised crime, then I want to hear from you.

£750,000 worth of cannabis plants were discovered in the raid.

“I know it can feel difficult to speak to us directly, but you can always stay anonymous by speaking to the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.”