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Arrests made and drugs seized during proactive operation in north Bristol

The seized cannabis plants
The seized cannabis plants

A proactive operation tackling the production and supply of drugs in Bristol yesterday resulted in four arrests being made and more than £80,000 worth of cannabis plants seized.

Acting on intelligence from the community, officers from the North Bristol Neighbourhood Team visited addresses on Cranmore Crescent and Bidwell Close.

A 51-year-old woman and a 59-year-old man were subsequently arrested from the Cranmore Crescent property on suspicion of producing a Class B drug after twenty four cannabis plants were found inside.

A 21-year-old man was then later arrested at the property on Bidwell Close for the same offence following the discovery of 59 plants at the address.

Officers also arrested a 46-year-old man during the operation on suspicion of driving while unfit through drugs following a proactive stop check of a car on Knole Lane.

While a 44-year-old man driving a motorbike was issued with a court summons after failing to stop for officers when requested on Arnall Drive. He will appear at Bristol Magistrates’ Court at a date to be decided.

All those arrested have since been released under investigation to allow further enquiries to take place.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Richard Jones said: “Yesterday’s operation really highlights the value of community intelligence.

“The more the public report their concerns and suspicions to us the better the chance we have of catching those involved in criminality.

“Yesterday’s activity comes just a day after we obtained a closure order for another address on Cranmore Crescent which was being used for the use, supply and production of Class A drugs.

“Drugs have a significant detrimental impact on the community and we are committed to doing everything we can to ensure people do not have to suffer the harm and criminality we know is a consequence of them.

“If you suspect someone might be involved in illegal drug activity please contact us. We will listen and where there’s sufficient evidence, we will take action.”