£150k cannabis factory uncovered in Westbury-on-Trym
By matt_2009 | Friday, September 14, 2012, 09:18
A cannabis factory at a flat in Westbury-on-Trym containing almost 150 plants was uncovered by police yesterday (13 September).
£150k cannabis factory uncovered in Westbury-on-Trym.
A 33-year-old man was arrested outside the property after he attempted to run away from officers.
The factory was uncovered by the fire brigade who were called by the business below the flat to deal with a flood coming from the property.
They contacted the police – who upon entering were confronted with a flat filled with marijuana plants.
Inspector Mark Runacres said: "This is a significant haul of illegal drugs and we are really pleased that they are off the streets of Westbury-on-Trym. If these plants had reached full maturity they would have had a street value of around £150k."
"Growing marijuana can be a lucrative business but as this criminal discovered today the risks of detection are high and when you are caught you can expect a lengthy jail term."
If you have any information about these cannabis factories or about drugs in your community contact the police on 101 or 999 in an emergency or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.