Wanted man Andrew O'Donnell tracked down
GLOUCESTERSHIRE Police has tracked down a man wanted in connection with a large scale cannabis conspiracy spanning three counties. Andrew O’Donnell, who is 33 and of no fixed abode was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to produce a class B drug in October last year but failed to answer police bail. Following an appeal on Crimewatch police managed to locate him in Nerja and on Thursday, October 3 was extradited to the UK from Madrid and was charged with conspiring to produce cannabis, abstracting electricity and possessing a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid/gas/electrical incapacitation device. He appeared in front of magistrates in Cheltenham this morning and was remanded in custody. He will next appear at Gloucester Crown Court on November 1. During the investigation police raids were made at an industrial estate in Forest View Road in Cinderford, a farm in Monmouthshire and a house in Tenbury Wells in which hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of cannabis plants were seized. Subterranean cannabis grows were discovered at the address in Tenbury Wells in July 2012, with five substantial containers buried next to woodland, connected to the surface by a brick shaft.
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