Three arrested after raids on cannabis factories in Brighton Hill and Popley

Basingstoke Gazette: Plants found in the house in Copland Close Plants found in the house in Copland Close

THREE people have been arrested after officers discovered two cannabis factories in the town.

Officers from the Basingstoke Safer Neighbourhoods team carried out a drugs warrant at a house in Copland Close, Brighton hill, on Friday, February 28. They recovered plants believed to be cannabis and heating and ventilation equipment.

A 21-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman, both from Basingstoke, were arrested on suspicion of producing a controlled drug of Class B.

They have been bailed until March 11, pending further enquiries.

On Saturday, March 1, officers raided a house in Pershore Road, Popley.

A 55-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug of Class A, possession with intent to supply of a Class B drug and production of a controlled drug of Class B.

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