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Three arrested after police seize suspected cannabis at Mortimer Road property

Posted on Wednesday 22nd May 2013 at 1:15 pm by SH (Editor)

Cannabis plants seized by police.

Avon and Somerset Police say they have arrested three men after searching a home in Mortimer Road, Filton, at 8.30am this morning (Wednesday 22nd May).

Neighbourhood officers were joined by patrol officers and specialists from the operations department to carry out a search warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Officers found plants being dried that they think are cannabis.

Three men aged 19, 20 and 22 were arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis and remain in police custody this afternoon.

Police also searched a house in Patchway and seized a small amount of suspected cannabis. A 19-year-old man was given a warning by a police officer for possessing the drug.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Steve Ives said:

“We were able to take this action thanks to the information we’ve had from the community, telling us of their concerns about what was happening at these addresses.”

“I’d ask anyone with information about drug crime to get in touch. We always take the call seriously although it can take us time to build up enough evidence to get a search warrant from the court.”

Anyone with any information or concerns can contact the neighbourhood team through the police website, or by calling 101.

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call.

Photo: Library image of a cannabis “factory”.

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Suspected cannabis plants seized from house in The Sidings

Posted on Friday 24th August 2012 at 3:59 pm by SH (Editor)

The Sidings, Filton, Bristol.

Police seized 40 plants believed to be cannabis after searching a house in Filton as part of Operation Viscount.

Officers searched the house on Wednesday 22nd August and found the plants growing in two bedrooms of the property in The Sidings [map].

A 21-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of producing cannabis and released on police bail pending forensic tests of the plants.

Filton neighbourhood PC Jenna Mead said:

“It is information from the community which is so important in helping us tackle drug crime. We always take such reports very seriously and act on them when we can.

“Anyone with any information about crime in our community can contact us through or by calling 101. Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call.”

Visit the Operation Viscount microsite for the latest information.

Earlier this month, police seized around 100 suspected cannabis plants from a house in Mortimer Road, Filton.

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