Arrests made after Upottery cannabis raid

PUBLISHED: 16:11 24 February 2015 | UPDATED: 16:57 24 February 2015

The result of two drug search warrants conducted in Uplyme.

The result of two drug search warrants conducted in Uplyme.

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Suspected cannabis plants seized in property raids.

Two arrests were made yesterday (Tuesday, February 24) after police discovered a haul of suspected cannabis plants at two properties in Upottery.

The officers, from Honiton Neighbourhood Police Team, executed two Misuse of Drugs Act warrants at addresses in the village, near Honiton.

Supported by staff from the Exeter, East and Mid Devon Pro Active team and the Professional Development Unit, they carried out searches at both premises and recovered a quantity of suspected cannabis plants and associated growing equipment.

Two men, aged 50 and 42, were arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis and bailed to attend Exeter police station at a future date.

Police sergeant Jim Humphrey, of Honiton and Axminster Neighbourhood Team, said: “This is another successful operation which forms part of our ongoing initiative targeting the production, use and distribution of illegal drugs.

“The problems created by drug use are well documented and, in response to community concerns, today’s raids demonstrate our commitment to dealing with those involved in the drug trade.”


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