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Cannabis plants worth more than £250,000 seized in Bristol raid

Cannabis plants seized in St George, Bristol Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police officers have seized more than 300 cannabis plants with a street value of more than £250,000 in St George, Bristol.

Police raided a house in Fir Tree Lane on Thursday morning following complaints from members of the public about anti-social behaviour.

At the address officers found the cannabis plants along with drug-growing paraphernalia including special lighting and growing equipment, which have now been recovered.

Police are appealing for anyone who has seen or heard anything suspicious in the Firtree Lane area recently, or who has any other information which could help our inquiry, to call 101 and quote log number 228 of 21 January.

Widow: 'Legalising drugs is the only way for society to take control'

Aimi Garidis, whose husband died from a lethal cocktail of drugs, says legalising drugs is the only way for society to take control.

I'm angry at the lack of support he received, he was definitely not a criminal, he was a good man, a good family man.

He worked hard, and he should have been given support for his problem.

– Aimi Garidis

Rose Humphries lost two sons to heroin.

She also says it was the fault of the laws surrounding the drug, rather than the drug itself.

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Sixteen more arrested in Bristol drug crackdown

Sixteen more men have been charged with drug offences as part of an on-going investigation in Bristol.

The men were arrested during a second consecutive day of dawn raids following a six-month investigation into the supply of drugs in the city.

Police wrestle with suspected dealer in dawn raid Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

All 16 men are due to appear at Bristol Magistrates' Court.

Those charged and their charges are:

  • Devon Sawyers, 51, of Morton Street, Lawrence Hill - six counts of supplying a Class B drug (cannabis)
  • Steven Fudge, 46, of Southlands, Bath - two counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin)
  • Odeen Inling, 22, of Haltson Drive, St Paul's - one count of offering supply a Class A drug (heroin) and three counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
  • Darryl Thomas, 40, of Goodhind Street, Easton - two counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin)
  • 17-year-old boy from Bristol - three counts of supplying a Class A drug (cocaine)
  • Montel Edwards, 19, of Essery Road, Easton - six counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
  • Wayne Jones, 42, of Badminton Road, St Paul's - one count of supplying a Class B drug (cannabis)
  • Ira Tyler, 42, of Mina Road, St Werburghs - four counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
  • Sharmarke Haybe, 22, of Payne Drive, Easton - four counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
  • Ricky Passco, 25, of High Street, Easton - six counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
  • Montell Holver, 19, Rousham Road, Eastville - 16 counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
  • Jerhyse Jones, 23, of Wilder Street, St Paul's - 14 counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
  • Morgan Morrison, 44, of no fixed abode - four counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
  • Nicholas McClean, 26, of Chaplin Road, Easton - five counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
  • Geele Egal, 19, of St Mark's Road, Easton - five counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
  • Romario Archer, 20, of Mary Carpenter Place, St Werburghs - five counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
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