Cannabis factory found at Warehouse near Yate

March 28 2021
Cannabis factory found at Warehouse near Yate

TWO men have been charged after a large cannabis factory was found in a warehouse in Westerleigh.

About 600 plants were seized, along with growing equipment, during a raid on the premises in Westerleigh Road on March 3 by neighbourhood police officers working with Operation Viscount, Avon and Somerset police’s specialist team dedicated to tackling cannabis production.
Western Power also attended and made the electricity supply safe.

The two men arrested, aged 21 and 46, were charged with production of a controlled drug and abstracting electricity. 

They were being held in custody ahead of an appearance at Bristol Crown Court on April 7.

A day later, in an unconnected incident, officers searched a property in Gloucester Road, Staple Hill, and found a gun, knives, two knuckle dusters, suspected cannabis and suspected cocaine.

A 36-year-old man from Staple Hill was arrested the same day on suspicion of possessing a firearm without a certificate and possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

He was later released under investigation.

Pictures: Avon and Somerset police.