Large Cannabis grow discovered at Juniper business park in Ripon

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Officers from the local Neighbourhood Policing Team, along with local response officers and specialist search teams, executed a warrant at an industrial unit on a Juniper business park near Ripon on Friday 12 March.

During the search, which happened at around 11am, a large number of Cannabis plants were discovered.

Two men, aged 36 and 38, were arrested in connection with the Cannabis grow, and upon arresting the men further searches were conducted at another unit, where more than 50 Cannabis plants were found.

Both men have been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Inspector Alex Langley said:

The damage that drugs cause to individuals and families is significant, and that’s why it’s important we take this pro-active approach to tackle drug issues Ripon.

The use of industrial units in the Ripon area is of concern as criminals carry out illegal activity in plain sight.

I would like to ask local business and premises owners to look out for any suspicious activity. Please let us know if something doesn’t feel quite right. The information you provide allows us to carry out this pro-active work in order to try and safeguard our local communities.



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