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Nearly 250 cannabis plants found at Henver Road property in Newquay

By CGHollie  |  Posted: February 07, 2013

  • 200 cannabis plants found at Henver Road property in Newquay

  • 200 cannabis plants found at Henver Road property in Newquay

246 cannabis plants have been seized in Newquay during a drugs raid today.

Police found the plants to be in various stages of growth at the property on Henver Road and a say "substantial amount of propagation equipment" was also seized.

The officers entered the property using a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant.

A 48 year old local man has been arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis. He has been interviewed by Newquay police and bailed pending forensic analysis of the plants.

The resort's inspector, Dave Meredith, said the "prompt actions" of his officers had prevented a large amount of controlled drugs entering supply networks.

"This was a substantial seizure of cannabis," he said. "I am very pleased with this seizure and its corresponding impact on drug supply networks."

In a separate incident yesterday, (Wednesday, February 6) Newquay police seized cannabis plants and other drug equipment from a property in Grosvenor Avenue.

A number of knives found within the premise were also removed by the officer, who used a Misuse of Drugs Act Warrant to gain entry to the property.

A 32 year old male was issued with a warning for possession of a controlled drug. Newquay police said more warrants are planned in the coming weeks. 

Sergeant Andy Honeywill said: "Actionable intelligence is reviewed on a daily basis and police will continue to target the misuse of drugs in Newquay.

"Possession of cannabis remains a criminal offence and can often lead to users being tempted to try harder drugs and ultimately leads to the commission of crime."

Mr Meredith added that Newquay police will always take a "robust approach" to the supply and use of controlled drugs.

Anyone with information relating to the supply and/or use of controlled drugs are encouraged to contact the police on 101.

Information can be passed anonymously to the police via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111

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