Police raid suspected cannabis farm

A SUSPECTED cannabis factory in Amesbury was raided on the morning of Friday, November 17.
Neighbourhood officers from Wiltshire Police, supported by CID and specialist officers, carried out a drugs warrant at the Beacon Centre industrial estate.

A spokesperson said approximately 500 plants were discovered, in various states of cultivation.
A man in his 30s and a teenage boy, who were found at the address, have been arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis and being concerned in the supply of class B drugs. They are currently in police custody.
Colleagues from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service attended in support to ensure the safety of officers attending the scene.

Inspector Tina Osborn said: “This was an excellent example of teamwork in response to information supplied by members of the public.
“It appears that a significant quantity of Class B drugs have been cultivated at this location which will now be removed from circulation.
“Drugs blight our communities and cultivation, and dealing is linked to exploitation of vulnerable people and other crimes.
“We rely on members of the community to act as our eyes and ears. We would urge anyone with concerns about possible drug dealing to report it to us as a priority.”
Anyone who suspects a crime, or believes someone is being exploited, should contact Wiltshire Police on 101. They can also report crimes anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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