PCSO uncovers huge cannabis factory in North Somerset
A POLICE community support officer discovered a huge cannabis factory while making routine inquiries in North Somerset.
Yvette Mayo smelt what she thought was cannabis coming from the outbuildings of a large farm in Redhill, near Bristol Airport.
A full search of the buildings on Wednesday uncovered 800 plants ranging from seedlings to mature 6ft-tall plants.
Neighbourhood beat manager PC Dave Hughes, of Avon and Somerset police, said: "The plants seized were worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.
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"People shouldn't be misled that cannabis factories are a harmless money maker - they mean large profit for the serious criminals behind them."
The owners of the farm are being quizzed by police and two further people connected with the address are being sought.