Published: May 14, 2009
In photos: Police seize cannabis plants in Highbridge and Lympsham

Burnham-On-Sea police seized thousands of pounds worth of cannabis plants and made several arrests during drugs raids in our area on Thursday (May 14th).

The plants pictured above were seized from a home in Cuthbert Street in Highbridge during the police's ongoing 'Operation Relentless' campaign.

Over 30 cannabis plants were seized from the two addresses in Highbridge and Lympsham.

In Highbridge, just after 9.30am, a 49 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of unlawful production of cannabis.

Eight cannabis plants and 90 grams of cannabis bush with a total street value of £800 were found.

Police also took away equipment from the address that police believe was being used to cultivate the plants.

Another warrant was executed simultaneously in Lympsham, where a 38 year old man was arrested and 23 cannabis plants were recovered, along with Class C tablets and Cannabis bush.

Sergeant Ian Kennett said "These raids were part of the wider Operation Relentless, which today focussed on tackling local PACT priorities which have been set by the public. We will continue to target criminals and drug dealers and welcome any information from the community."

"Nobody wants drug dealers to affect their everyday life and we will consider closing premises that are used for drug dealing if a link to antisocial behaviour can be shown. We are already working with housing providers who will take action to evict tenants who are involved in the misuse of drugs and dealers can also expect to receive exposure in the media."

PC Pete Wills with some of the cannabis plants seized at Lympsham on Thursday

The plants were taken away for further investigation by police

Burnham police officers with two of the portable cultivation chambers that were seized on Thursday in Highbridge

Police entering the Lympsham address during their raid on Thursday morning


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