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Two men arrested after officers discover cannabis grows in Gloucester

Two cannabis grows have been discovered in Gloucester on Wednesday (August 16) after information was provided by members of the public.

Officers from the Gloucester Neighbourhood Policing and Vanguard teams executed warrants at separate addresses in the city this morning and two men have been arrested in connection with the discoveries.

The first warrant was executed on Southgate Street where officers found that the entire first floor had been turned into a grow consisting of around 200 plants.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the manufacture of a class B drug and remains in police custody.

A second, unrelated warrant, was executed on India Road where officers discovered around 50 plants.

A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the cultivation of cannabis and also remains in police custody.

A grow had also been discovered in an abandoned building in the city where over £200k worth of cannabis was seized. A man was arrested and charged in connection with the offence.

Sergeant Tom Francis from the neighbourhood policing team said: "I would like to thank the members of the public who made contact with us and provided information about these two cannabis grows.

"The intelligence that was submitted played a huge part in allowing us to execute these warrants and arrest those who thought they could grow drugs without being caught.

"This type of activity impacts our communities, and it won't be tolerated so I'm asking anyone else who has concerns about drugs and dealing in their area to let us know so that we can take the appropriate action."

Police are asking anyone who suspects drug dealing or suspicious activity taking place in their neighbourhood to report it to either Crimestoppers anonymously or police. You can report this by using the online form.

Alternatively, you can give information anonymously to the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or online.

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