Police uncover cannabis farm

By IH Friday 09 November 2012 Updated: 15/11 08:21

A CANNABIS farm has been uncovered near Stratford.

Police raided an address in Snitterfield where they discovered an operation described as an "extensive and sophisticated cannabis cultivation set-up" on Thursday morning (November 8).

Officers discovered two large containers, similar to shipping containers buried in the ground at a small holding located just off the A46. Inside the containers police found hydroponics growing equipment, together with fans, air filtration and lighting equipment.

Inside a garage at the Kings Lane site they found another growing area with several plants growing in a screened off area.

A further cultivation unit was also discovered hidden inside a barn. The unit was concealed from view by hay bales which had been stacked around the third container, which was also fully equipped with hydroponics growing equipment, lighting and air filtration units.

Police seized around 100 fully mature cannabis plants and a large quantity of harvested cannabis from the site.

A man and a woman, both aged 48, were arrested on suspicion of cultivation of a prohibited drug. They have since been released on police bail until January, pending further enquiries.

Latest News

Buy photos»

Popular »

1 School children coach evacuated on M40

2 Avonside Players present Being Sound Of Mind

3 Branching out for charity

4 Stratford on Avon man jailed for raping prostitute

5 Dad of fallen paratrooper goes to Afghanistan in memory

More news »

Shipston residents set to elect new councillor

RESIDENTS in Shipston will be going to the

PICTURE SPECIAL: Stratford's Christmas lights

THE COUNTDOWN to Christmas has begun after the

Warnings issued over Stratford flooding

THE FIRE and Rescue Service are urging motorists

Three saved from floods in Coughton

THREE elderly people were saved after their car

Regional news »


Evesham Observer
Festive fare at fayre

HUNDREDS of pounds was raised when a Vale village hosted ...

Redditch Standard
Separate police leaders a 'waste of money'

JOINING two police forces but keeping separate leadership teams could ...

Leamington Observer
Warwick District Council hq shortlist revealed

WARWICK District Council has drawn up a shortlist of possible ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.