Police raid £100,000 cannabis factory in Keynsham

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By Hannah2009 | Friday, July 15, 2011, 14:09

Police have seized cannabis worth an estimated £100,000 in a raid on a house in Keynsham.

Officers carried out a Misuse of Drugs warrant on the detached property in Durley Hill on Wednesday, July 13 2011.

Around 300 cannabis plants and growing equipment were found in a garage and two bedrooms at the property. 

A 54-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of cannabis production and have since been bailed.

Anyone concerned about drugs or drug cultivation in their neighbourhood can call the police on 0845 456 7000 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the charity's website at www.crimestoppers-uk.org



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    @cyberdan, thanks for taking the time to explain about Holland, that's the first I've read of increased cannabis use (legal) driving down use of harder drugs.

    @arni_wellar, no, going by my harm scale, use of alcohol wouldn't put them in the 50 years bracket. Alcoholics harm themselves and their families. Beered up idiots get in fights and strain police resources. We're told that they, and fat people, strain NHS resources. But I've never heard of alcoholics or the obese breaking into other people's houses and cars and stealing things, or shoplifting, perhaps killing the owners while they're about it, in order to sell the goods they steal and buy their fix. Whereas if we believe what we read, the courts are overflowing with drug addicts that have nicked stuff from shops, homes and cars.

    I'm just saying that the approach we've taken doesn't seem to work. We either get tougher or perhaps even softer, if CyberDan is right, and just legalise it all.

    By Gambit72 at 16:49 on 28/07/11

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    "It does not matter if the war is not real, or when it is, that victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won. It is meant to be continuous."

    George Orwell - 1984

    prohibition wont stop this ! what the hell do people expect , wool, pull ,eyes !

    By lordanu at 12:02 on 27/07/11

  • Profile image for KeynshamKim

    If people are determined to take drugs, no amount of penalties will stop them.

    Back in the 1700s hundreds of crimes were punishable with the death penalty. Many were very petty, such as stealing. It didn't stop people stealing.

    In the early 1900s cocaine was legal and in Victorian times women used to dose their babies up on laudunum ( a form of opium) to keep them quiet. Coca Cola was so named because one of its original ingredients was cocaine.

    It's a funny old world we live in...

    By KeynshamKim at 19:17 on 26/07/11

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    @gambit - going by your harm scale alcohol would be in the 50 years group, yeah?

    so 20 years each for the 9% of the population who smoke cannabis. hmmm that'll do our already flailing economy the world of good.

    How about this. sell a licence to grow 300 plants, pay some peple to look after the crop even if its min wage. tax the wholesale of the product to retail outlets. employ staff at retail outfits. tax the retail sales. So to recap, jobs, tax,

    create carbon neutral paper and stop raping brazils forests, cure skin cancer, let people medicate on a natural substance instead of big pharma's filth, It goes on and on and on.

    nah, give em 20yrs.

    By arnie_wellah at 16:48 on 26/07/11

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    Gambit 72 asks "How does making cannabis legal reduce the use of harder drugs? "
    I answer...
    Under prohibition cannabis is sold by criminal gangs, who care little about what they sell and to whom, they just want to turn a profit. They will sell cannabis to youngsters, and then once they have their trust will offer them heroin and cocaine. This story happens so often, the youngsters then get hooked on hard drugs because of this corrupt market forced on us by prohibition. In countries like Holland they have completely separated the markets, with cannabis sold in regulated coffeeshops where they carefully check identity and age before selling cannabis only. They would find themselves out of business very quickly if they broke the rules. In Holland this has led to a marked reduction in use and abuse of heroin and cocaine, with youngsters regarding heroin as a drug for sick people, not for them. The problems with heroin are constantly reducing there now, they are closing jails because they don't have enough crime to fill them any more.

    By CyberDan at 16:08 on 26/07/11

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