Police seize £300,000-worth of suspected cannabis plants in raid

Posted on Friday 11th September 2009 at 7:18 am by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire police have seized suspected cannabis with an estimated street value of more than £300,000 in an operation in Wick.

Officers from the district’s Proactive Team acted on information from the community to plan the operation under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Police and Crime Scene Investigation officers went to a rented house in an isolated area on Tuesday September 08 2009.

Officers discovered a sophisticated ‘cannabis factory’ with around 570 well-established plants averaging around three feet in height.

PC Mike Steven said: “Officers arrived at the property just before 9am and were at the scene until about 6pm. There was no one there and we did not make any arrests on the day, but obviously our enquiries continue.

“This operation has successfully disrupted the production and supply of drugs in the area. We would always encourage local people who have any suspicions that a property in their area is used for criminal activity to contact police. We will act on your information.”

Anyone with information about the supply of illegal drugs in South Gloucestershire can contact their local station by calling 0845 456 7000. Alternatively call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Source: Avon and Somerset Police

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