Drug raid on former social club in Axminster


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The police have carried out a drugs raid in Axminster, and said they have seized a ‘substantial’ amount of cannabis.

Police have seized a substantial amount of cannabis in Axminster.

Officers said they were called to the former Axe Vale Social Club in Chard Street after reports of a strong smell of cannabis in the area.

A spokesman for the police said: “Officers attended the address at around 7.30am on Thursday, July 7.

“Due to the extensive amount of equipment and plants found in the property, which is spread over three floors, a specialist team of officers will be at the property today to seize the material.

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“This will require the road to be closed while the seizure operation gets under way.

“The road closure was expected to begin at noon today.

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