One disturbance, three cannabis grows, eight arrests and seven charges following Harrogate cannabis find

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A 72-year-old woman has been charged with three counts of being concerned in the production of cannabis and six other people have been charged in Hertfordshire following an incident in on Saturday night. An eight person was arrested in Harrogate on Monday.

Cannabis farms found and dealt with in :

  • Alexandra Road
  • Somerset Road
  • Woodlands Road

At around 8.30pm on Saturday 26 September, were called by a number of people to a disturbance in Alexandra Road in Harrogate.

On arrival officers found evidence of cannabis cultivation at a residential property.

Enquiries led to further searches of two other properties in Harrogate, one in Somerset Road and one in Woodlands Road, where officers discovered two more cannabis grows in various stages of growth.

A large quantity of suspected cannabis plants and items associated with cannabis production were recovered.

The 72-year-old woman appeared at Magistrates’ Court on 28 September where she was released on bail and the case was sent to Crown Court.



Six other suspects travelling in two vehicles that left the scene of the original incident were intercepted by Hertfordshire and arrested. They were charged with possessing class b with intent to supply and appeared in court where they were remanded in custody.

An eighth person, a man in his 20s from Harrogate was arrested on 28 September in connection with the investigation and has since been released on bail while enquiries continue.

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