CANNABIS plants have been found during raids at properties in Wooton under Edge and Berkeley.

police found 71 cannabis plants and equipment used in the cultivation of drugs at an address in Kiln Terrace, Wooton under Edge on Wednesday, October 10.

A large amount of suspected cocaine was also recovered with a value of approximately £5,000.

On Thursday, October 11, police found 160 cannabis plants at a farm in Berkeley Heath along with a large amount of equipment believed to be used in the cultivation of the drug.

Police from Gloucestershire Constabulary’s Crime Operations Team continued their investigation which led to a further warrant at a farm in Berkeley on Friday, October 12, where further suspected drug cultivation equipment was found but no plants.

A 53-year-old man from Bristol, a 58-year-old man from Berkeley and two men aged 27 and 69 from Wotton under Edge were all arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cultivate Cannabis.

They have all been released on police bail pending further enquiries until January.

Detective Inspector Ian Fletcher said: “I hope this series of warrants sends out a clear message to criminals that we are taking and we will continue to take direct action against those involved in illegal activity.

“Our crime operations team has been set up to target those individuals causing the most harm in the community. We do act upon all information given to us and would urge anyone who knows anything about those involved in crime to contact us.”

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In some cases Crimestoppers offer rewards of up to £1000 where information leads to a conviction.