Published: December 4, 2012
'No arrests yet' say police after Burnham's biggest-ever drugs raid

Police say they have not yet made any arrests following Burnham-On-Sea's biggest-ever drugs raid earlier this week in which 619 cannabis plants worth over £600,000 were found in a town home.

As first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com here, officers swooped on a property in Patricia Close, off St Christopher's Way, and found the cannabis plants throughout the property.

Sgt Ian Kennet from Burnham Police Station said on Tuesday that no arrests have been made yet, but the investigations are on-going.

"This is a really significant seizure that will take a large amount of money out of the pockets of drug dealers and will help to make our communities safer," he said.

"I would like to thank the public for the information that is regularly provided to help us in our fight against drugs."

"There is real momentum to work together to reduce drug misuse in our area and this is having a positive affect on the levels of crime locally."

Inspector Roger Tolley added: "We were alerted to the potential cannabis factory by the community. The public are our eyes and ears, and information regarding suspected illegal activity is absolutely vital in helping us combat crime."

"We use a variety of methods to prevent and detect crime but community intelligence still remains one of the most effective weapons we have in targeting criminals."

"I want to encourage people to keep talking to us, we do listen and we do take action, as this warrant demonstrates."

The occupiers of the property had by-passed the electricity meter to power the vast array of lighting and heating equipment in the home to cultivate the plants.

To contact Burnham Police call 101 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



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