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Police seize cannabis worth £100,000 in Bristol

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Avon and Somerset Police have seized cannabis plants worth more than £100,000 from a property in Clifton, Bristol.

Acting on information provided, the officers entered the property on Whiteladies Road on June 28 at about 10.20pm.

More than 300 cannabis plants were seized which have a street value of more than £100,000.

One man has been arrested on suspicion of production of a controlled drug.

Officers have continued to search the building today.

Police enquiries are continuing.

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Councillor accused of growing cannabis

A Conservative councillor has appeared in court accused of growing cannabis Credit: Bath and North East Somerset Council

A Conservative councillor has appeared in court accused of growing cannabis.

Donal Hassett, who represents the Newbridge ward for Bath and North East Somerset Council appeared at Bristol Crown Court today accused of one count of conspiracy to produce class B cannabis.

He was arrested along with five other people as part of Operation Zephyr - the West Country's regional organised crime unit on March 24.

He will next appear on April 29th.

£180,000 cannabis factory found in Bath

The entire house in High Street, Twerton had been converted into a cannabis farm. 300 plants with a street value of £180,000 were seized.

Police were called on Tuesday evening after a neighbour thought a burglary was taking place.

Two men were seen running away from the back of the house and jumping over the garden gate. They have not yet been found.

Police seized up to 300 plants at a house in High Street, Twerton. Credit: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

“This is a significant discovery, thanks to local intelligence. Because of that we have taken out of circulation a very large amount of cannabis.”

– PC Adge Secker
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