Hundreds of thousands of pounds of cannabis seized from Churchdown
Hundreds of thousands of pounds of cannabis has been seized from two areas in the county.
Police searched an industrial unit at Meteor Business Park in Churchdown on Monday following a call from the public reporting a strong smell of cannabis and discovered a large hydroponics cannabis production facility.
The 50-year-old man was arrested from Brookfield Road in Churchdown and the 53-year-old was arrested from a house in Thistledown Close in Cheltenham where another large quantity of cannabis plants were seized.
An extremely high street value has been placed on the seizure which would have given a very large potential yearly yield of over £800,000.
PC Matt Rollason from Tewkesbury Police Station said: “This was a dynamic operation with an excellent result made possible with the support and assistance of the local community, which will always be an invaluable aspect of policing.
“We would urge anyone to come forward when they suspect possible criminality.”