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Drugs raid at a premises in Coleshill

Following information received from intelligence, officers enforced a warrant yesterday morning (Wednesday 28 June) at a building on Coleshill Industrial Estate, Station Road.

Two men were found in the property and were arrested after, what are suspected to be, over 200 cannabis plants thought to be worth a substantial amount of money were found within. Two cars were also seized from the location.

Further searches were made at three addresses outside of the Warwickshire area, where items and a further three vehicles were seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

The warrant involved North Warwickshire Safer Neighbourhoods Team pooling resources from their Nuneaton colleagues. After the discovery of the suspected sophisticated cannabis farm, detectives from Nuneaton attended and took over the investigation due to the scale.

This forms part of a wider focus on tackling drug dealers and drug use in the North Warwickshire area, and the negative impact this has on the local community.

PC Chris Bell said: "This was a successful warrant based on intelligence provided to Police. On the day it was fantastic teamwork from all involved contributing to some excellent evidence gathering, which resulted in further seizures of property linked to the warrant. We would like to remind people that North Warwickshire is not a safe haven for travelling criminals, we are keen to tackle anyone who commits offences on our area".

A 32-year-old man from Birmingham, a 35-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man, both from Solihull, have all been arrested and released under investigation on suspicion of production of a controlled drug.

If you have information or any suspicions about drugs related activity in your community, officers urge you to call Warwickshire Police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Issued: Thursday 29 June at 3pm by Vicky Smith in Corporate Communications

Published 29/06/17