Cannabis factory found

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Cannabis worth £5,000 has been found in a basement beneath a garage in Beckley.

Police officers arrested a 43-year-old man after discovering the cannabis factory in a raid on the High Street address on Thursday morning.

Thames Valley Police yesterday said plants and growing equipment had been sent away to be destroyed. Spokeswoman Francine Rodrigues said although £5,000 worth of drugs were seized, the facility was thought to have had the potential to produce that amount four times a year.

The suspect, who was arrested on suspicion of producing controlled drugs and possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply, was bailed until next month.

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