Pensioner arrested over Finsbury Park haul of 120 cannabis plants

Five arrested and one charged following Finsbury Park drug raid.

A 79-YEAR-OLD woman has been arrested on drug charges after 120 cannabis plants were found at an address she was at.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested by officers from Hackney Police’s Operation Bantam during a raid on a home in Henry Road, Finsbury Park, on Friday February 4.

Operation Bantam is the special unit within Hackney police tackling gang, gun and drug crime in the borough.

As officers entered the home crack cocaine was discovered and a 21-year-old man was arrested and has since been charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

He has been remanded on bail to appear at Thames magistrates Court on March 18.

The stash of 120 cannabis plants was discovered in the basement along with equipment used in the cultivation of the plant.

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The 79-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to supply class B drugs and taken to Stoke Newington Police Station where she was later bailed to return on February 23.

Three men, aged 16, 41 and 53, were also arrested at the scene on suspicion of conspiring to supply class B drugs but bailed to return on May 4.

Another man, 21, has also been arrested and bailed to return at a later date on suspicion of conspiring to supply class B drugs.