arrests after 140 cannabis plants are seized in Burnham raids
men have been arrested in Burnham-On-Sea following the discovery
of more than 140 cannabis plants at properties in the town.
the past fortnight, Burnham Police have carried out raids at two
homes in the town where they seized the plants.
32 year-old local man was arrested in one raid after the discovery
of a cannabis factory within a house in the town. In excess of
100 cannabis plants were recovered.
in a separate raid, a further 40 cannabis plants were found in
a home in the town centre where a man was arrested.
was a positive result for the local policing team and has taken
a considerable amount of cannabis out of circulation," police
spokeswoman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
would like to encourage members of the public with concerns to
contact us via 101 or Crimestoppers if they believe that cannabis
is being grown in their area."
person dealing, cultivating or being in possession of cannabis,
a Class B drug, will be dealt with robustly. Being in possession
of cannabis can be subject to a 5-year prison term and if caught
being in possession with intent to supply or production can lead
to a 12-year prison term."
has strong links to mental health illnesses and can be the gateway
drug to other drugs."