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Cannabis plants with street value of £250,0000

Officers with cannabis plants they have seized

We have seized mature cannabis plants with a street value believed to be around £250,000 in North Somerset.

The cannabis factory was discovered at a property in Cadbury Camp Lane, Clapton in Gordano by the Portishead/Clevedon neighbourhood policing team yesterday (Tuesday).

Cannabis plants in Portishead area

We were alerted to a strong smell, of what was believed to be cannabis. A search warrant was executed at the property and officers discovered growing rooms in every room on the first floor and many more in rooms on the ground floor containing mature cannabis plants, together with equipment.

Cannabis factory in Portishead

In total more than 200 plants – with an estimated street value of around £250,000 – have been seized and will be destroyed.

Police enquiries into the incident are continuing.

We’re keen to hear from anyone who may have information to help our investigation. If you can help please contact us quoting reference 5219057739

We encourage members of the public to be our eyes and ears and report any suspicious incidents to us.