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'Cannabis nearly ruined my schooling'

It's every parent's nightmare. Your teenager gets heavily involved in drugs, and you don't even know it's happening.

In the first of our new series from Fixers - the campaign that helps young people make a difference - we meet teenager Jade Clement who says cannabis nearly ruined her school career, and cut her off from family and friends.

With government figures showing that nearly a third of young people have tried cannabis, and new research suggesting it may damage teenagers' brains, she's warning that the drug is no joke.

Two hundred plants found in drugs raid

Some of the plants had already died when police raided the flat Credit: Sussex Police

Police have discovered a cannabis 'farm' in Sussex. Officers found about 200 grown cannabis plants, along with hydroponic cultivating equipment, when they were called to an unoccupied flat in Eversfield Place, St Leonards. They appeared to have been there for some time.

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Crossbow and knives found in drugs raid

Results of a drugs warrant executed in Headington Credit: TVP

A loaded crossbow, a taser, four knives, and approximately 20 deals worth of cannabis have been found in drugs raid in Headington.

Thames Valley Police conducted the search yesterday under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

A 27-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession of class B drugs with intent to supply and possession of offensive weapons. He has been released on bail until 15 June.

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Cannabis Plants Seized in Sheerness

Cannabis plants seized in Sheerness Credit: Kent Police

Police are dismantling a cannabis factory discovered in commercial premises in Sheerness.

Around a thousand plants were found in the building off New Road, following a report of a burglary.

Officers say the factory was designed for producing cannabis on an industrial scale.

1000 plants were discovered in the factory Credit: Kent Police
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