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Wood End Cannabis Grow

Cannabis Grow

Cannabis with a street value of £50,000 was found when police raided two containers at a farm in Wood End.
North Warwickshire Police used a drone for the first time in preparation for an early morning raid which saw them net a cannabis haul with a street value of £50,000.
Officers swooped on a premises in Wood End near Atherstone as part of a separate operation with Trading Standards and whilst at the site uncovered over 100 mature cannabis plants.
In order to assess the site, police first sent up a drone to fly over the area. The drone is one of three belonging to Warwickshire Police and it is the first time one has been used in North Warwickshire.
While on site with trading standards, officers conducted a search which resulted in them forcing open two large containers, each containing cannabis grows.
Sgt Neil Pearsall of North Warwickshire Police said "We had suspicions through intelligence and used the police drone, we flew it from Kingsbury over the premises and had a look before going to the site."
"We went with trading standards about another matter and then we came across the cannabis. Our investigations about the drugs are ongoing."
"The drone is another tool in our armoury and is really helpful to plan entry and exit in these sort of situations. It saves manpower and paints a good picture so we can plan ahead."

"This operation was a great example of joint partnership working and intelligence led policing."
"We and our partners work together to ensure that these drugs do not get on the streets and it causes major disruption to the supply of illegal substances into the local community."
Trading standards have confirmed that their investigations regarding another is on the same site, are ongoing.

Published 01/07/18