Raid nets drugs worth £500,000

PUBLISHED: 05:14 21 September 2006 | UPDATED: 09:55 24 May 2010

ONE of Weston's biggest ever drugs raids was carried out on Wednesday (Sep 13). Police uncovered a £500,000 cannabis factory in Highbury Road on Weston hillside following a tip-off

ONE of Weston's biggest ever drugs raids was carried out on Wednesday (Sep 13).Police uncovered a £500,000 cannabis factory in Highbury Road on Weston hillside following a tip-off.One officer told the Weston & Somerset Mercury: "We discovered seven rooms on three floors that had been converted to cultivate plants and every room was stuffed with plants."Officers took away 822 skunk and cannabis plants and dismantled growing kit for evidence. One 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis.* Pictured: Superintendent Julian Moss with the cannabis haul.

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