Residents were surprised after cannabis plants were found in a property in Bestwood.
Police officers raided a flat above the Co-op shop in Arnold Road on Tuesday, February 23, where 49 cannabis plants were discovered.
A quantity of cannabis bud that had been cropped was also found.
Residents had informed police there was ‘comings and goings’ from the property so they executed a warrant at the address.
Co-op staff said they could not comment on the incident but confirmed a number of police officers had raided a flat above.
Jo Turner, 49, who runs a weight loss clinic and lives close by, said: “I use this Co-op quite a bit. It is a little bit out of place for here.
“It is such a large family estate and there is a lot of people that have lived around here for generations.
“It is an established family area so I would not expect it here.
“It does seem an odd place to put one.”
Paul Thompson, 60, who has lived in the area for 11 years, said: “It is a bit of a shocker. It is a pretty good area.”
Andy Gee, 38, who works in IT, said he wasn’t surprised.
He said: “It is a strange place to use but it is everywhere now.
“Cannabis is everywhere at the moment and it is so widely used. It has become more common.”
One 55-year-old resident, who did not wish to be named, said he was not surprised.
“It is Bestwood, isn’t it?” he said. “They have just done these flats up as well. I was looking at getting one. They are about £750 a month.
“It is horrendous but Bestwood has a tainted history. But you don’t expect it to happen above a Co-op.”
Police launched an Operation Reacher team in April 2018 to disrupt and dismantle drug dealers operating in the Bestwood area.
Nearly £2m of drugs and weapons were taken off the streets as a result during the first year, with the Reacher teams now in every neighbourhood of the city and county.
Police have closed down a large number of cannabis factories during the pandemic – with most of the intelligence coming from the community.
PC Chris Armstrong, of the Bestwood Beat Team, said: “Disrupting cannabis grows, seizing plants and taking them out of circulation is hugely important.
“Local teams are there to help and listen to their communities, acting upon the issues that matter to them. We would encourage people to keep telling us their concerns or to get in touch with any information about a particular issue.
“Enquiries are ongoing into this find and we would ask anyone with information to get in touch.”
Two men, aged 43 and 49, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs.