as Highbridge drugs factory is uncovered
have arrested two people after uncovering a drugs factory in the
centre of Highbridge today (Tuesday, July 13th).
were the scenes as drug-making equipment worth thousands of pounds
was seized when officers executed a search warrant at a property
in Market Street.
separate hydroponics systems for growing cannabis were seized,
together with a quantity of herbal cannabis.
men, aged 20 and 22, were arrested and the value of the hydroponics
equipment was estimated by police to be £3,000.
kit will be destroyed, along with a knuckle duster and a dagger
which were also recovered at the premises.
of the males was charged with possession of cannabis and was bailed
to Sedgemoor Magistrates Court to appear on 3rd August, while
the other was cautioned for the same offence.
Highbridge police officer PC Ryan Dinham told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"This sort of seizure hurts drug dealers and helps to reinforce
the message that the community of Highbridge supported by their
local policing team will not tolerate drug dealing."
"We are always grateful for information received from our
community and will act in a positive manner whenever possible."
It followed an earlier drugs raid on a flat in Church Street,
Highbridge last Friday when
a 51 year old male was arrested and charged with possession of