Police enquiries ongoing into cannabis factory operation

POLICE are continuing to make enquiries after discovering more than 200 suspected cannabis plants being grown at a property in Wells city centre. 

PC Dan Williams of the Wells Neighbourhood Team described it as the biggest and most significant plantation he has seen in his 24 years of police service.

After concerns were raised by members of the public, PC Williams and PC Darren Pearson gained access to the property in Wells High Street to find that it had been turned into a suspected cannabis factory. Every room was lined with insulation and foil, and as well as the plants, they found large quantities of lighting, heaters and fans.

Officers spent two days working at the property, liaising with specialist units and electricity companies.

More than 200 suspected cannabis plants were discovered

PC Williams said: “The seizing of such a large amount of drugs is obviously a shock to everyone, but it shows that this kind of behaviour is not acceptable in our city.

“Wells Neighbourhood Team are dedicated to serving the public and protecting everyone in this beautiful area. I would like to thank all the members of the public who have engaged with officers in relation to this matter.

“I hope it demonstrates that Wells is not a soft target and we’ll act swiftly on people who engage in criminal activity. Enquires are currently ongoing in relation to this investigation.”

Anyone who has any further information is asked to call 101 or contact the Wells Neighbourhood Team quoting reference 5223082651.