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Raids at two cannabis farms see £300k plants seized

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Two cannabis farms - with £300k of illicit plants - were rumbled in Telford. A 51-year-old man was arrested following one of the late-night raids.

The man, who will now be questioned about his involvement in producing the class B drug, was nabbed when 200 mature cannabis plants were discovered at a property in Mansell Road, Wellington, on Friday, March 17.

Another bust saw 100 plants seized from a property in Solway Drive, Sutton Hill. No arrests have been made but enquiries are continuing.

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A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: "The production of cannabis has far wider consequences often with links to organised crime, exploitation and human trafficking, which is why police will continue to take proactive action to dismantle and disrupt the activity of those suspected of being involved and safeguard those who are being exploited."

Anyone with information or concerns about drugs or drugs supply in the region should report itonline under the Tell Us About section at www.westmercia.police.uk or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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