Four arrested in connection with cannabis factory in Odiham
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Four people have been arrested in connection with a suspected cannabis factory in Odiham.
A warrant was executed at the property in Potbridge at around 4pm on November 17. Around 180 plants were recovered.
The four men were arrested on Saturday, November 21. They are:
A 22 year old man from Hadley Wood, Barnet.
A 26 year old man from Wood Green, London
A 27 year old man from Wood Green, London
A 33 year old man from Whetstone, London
All four have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
We know that a lot people will think it’s just a bit of cannabis - but we want to stress that any production of drugs is linked to hidden harm. Large scale operations like this are often run by organised crime gangs. Those gangs are likely to engage in very serious violence involving weapons, such as firearms. They may also take advantage of vulnerable people, exploiting them or making them work in servitude.
The electrical requirement to grow this many plants is also really dangerous and can be a huge fire risk, putting neighbouring properties, and lives in danger.
It is not just a bit of cannabis, it’s linked to serious criminality. That’s why we are really keen to hear from people who suspect there is cannabis cultivation or drug related activity going on their neighbourhood.
Every call you make to us is logged and helps us build up an intelligence picture about what might be happening in your community. This allows us to take action and prevent your neighbourhoods from harm.
If you can help, you can call 101 or go to www.hampshire.police.uk and report online.
You can also ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.