Police seize cannabis plants worth £250,000 in village raid

PUBLISHED: 12:19 20 March 2019

Police seized cannabis plants worth £250,000 from a property in Clapton-in-Gordano. pictured (L-R) PC Emma Devaney, PC Adam Clarke, PC Ross Kirby, PS Mark Watkins, PC Anthony Hussey
Credit: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Police seized cannabis plants worth £250,000 from a property in Clapton-in-Gordano. pictured (L-R) PC Emma Devaney, PC Adam Clarke, PC Ross Kirby, PS Mark Watkins, PC Anthony Hussey Credit: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Police have seized a haul of cannabis plants with a street value of a quarter of a million pounds from a property in North Somerset.

Police seized cannabis plants worth £250,000 from a property in Clapton-in-Gordano
Credit: Avon and Somerset ConstabularyPolice seized cannabis plants worth £250,000 from a property in Clapton-in-Gordano Credit: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Members of Portishead and Clevedon neighbourhood policing team stumbled upon the cannabis factory in Cadbury lane, Clapton-in-Gordano, after they were alerted to a strong smell of the drug coming from the home.

A search warrant was executed at the property and officers discovered plants growing in every room on the first floor, as well as mature cannabis plants and equipment on the ground floor.

More than 200 plants with a street value of approximately £250,000 were seized in the raid.

The plants will be destroyed.

Police seized cannabis plants worth £250,000 from a property in Clapton-in-Gordano.
Credit: Avon and Somerset ConstabularyPolice seized cannabis plants worth £250,000 from a property in Clapton-in-Gordano. Credit: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Police enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

A spokesman from Avon and Somerset police said: “We encourage members of the public to be our eyes and ears and report any suspicious incidents to us.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who may have information that could help the investigation.”

Anyone with any information should call 101 quoting reference 5219057739.

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