Nottingham

Scratch-and-sniff cannabis card 'led to drugs raid'

The scratch cards are being sent to thirteen areas, including Nottinghamshire Image copyright (C) British Broadcasting Corporation
Image caption Scratch cards were sent to homes around Nottinghamshire

A cannabis farm was found as a result of a campaign using scratch-and-sniff cards smelling of the drug, Nottinghamshire Police have said.

Officers raided a house in Stella Street, Mansfield, where 400 cannabis plants with an estimated street value £250,000 were found.

No arrests were made at what is believed to be a rented property.

The cards have been handed out over the past year so people know what cannabis smells like.

Police said the find followed a tip-off from a member of the public who had been given one of the cards.

The owner of the house has yet to be traced.

The drug-scented scratch cards were first posted to thousands of households across England last year in a bid to detect illegal cannabis farms.

Nottinghamshire Police sent out new cards in June in a bid to find cannabis farms which they said were linked to "serious and organised criminals".

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