An industrial-sized cannabis factory has been located by police after a fire has set off in a building in Gloucester last night. The estimated value reported by police officers conducting the investigation has been £300,000. So far, the total value of all seized cannabis by Gloucestershire Police has topped off to £1 million in street value.
355 cannabis plants were seized by the police officers in a Lanthony Road address in Gloucester after being alerted by fire services about the discovery. Industrial size cannabis plants were grown across two building floors. This is one of the largest cannabis manufacturing and factory site discovered by Gloucester Police in the past few months across the county.
So far, they have detained some individuals who were caught during the operations and have seized over £1 million street value worth of these cannabis plants. The cultivation and manufacture of these plants, however, are means of drug users and pushers to acquire more valuable illegal drug substances like cocaine, methamphetamines, and any other illegal drug operation supports like weapon and firearm purchases.
Recently, a drug factory personnel, drug pushers in the locality, and Class A and B drug users were arrested, and a lot of cannabis plants were confiscated and disposed of by Gloucester police. This is progress in the enforcement of a drug-free community in the county of Gloucestershire. Gloucester City has been noted as one of the cities in the county with the most frequent number of arrests on illegal drug use and manufacture.
Gloucestershire Police continues to maneuver the taskforce to bust out illegal drug operators and are seriously calling anyone who has information on drug dens, cannabis farms, and drug factories that were producing illegal drug substances for recreational use. Those who wished to send information on illegal drug operations in their neighborhood may call Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111. All information relayed to Crimestoppers will be held with anonymity.