Operation Woven officers raid mini-cannabis factory in Clarkson Street, Ipswich

Cannabis found at a house in Clarkson Street, Ipswich

Cannabis found at a house in Clarkson Street, Ipswich - Credit: Archant

A 39-year-old man has been arrested after police discovered a mini cannabis factory on the outskirts of Ipswich town centre.

More than 30 plants were discovered at a property in Clarkson Street, which backs on to Norwich Road.

Officers from Operation Woven, which is designed to disrupt drug-dealing in Ipswich, discovered the Class B drugs.

The suspect was taken into custody and interviewed at Martlesham Police investigation centre, before being released.

Anne-Marie Breach, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary, said: “Officers located an address which smelt strongly of cannabis in Clarkson Street.

“Around 35 plants were located at the address and a 39-year-old man from Ipswich was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis.

“He was interviewed and has now been released under investigation, pending further enquiries.”

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The arrest took place just before 9.30pm on Saturday.

Operation Woven has led to dozens of arrests connected to suspected drug-dealing since it began as a short-term initiative in March.

Its success has seen the operation extended to September.

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