Cannabis farm raid in Warndon, Worcester: PICTURES

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A MAN suspected of attempting to steal a bike found himself in even more trouble when officers found a cannabis farm at his home.

A male was reported as behaving suspiciously in the early hours near a bike shed in Diglis Dock Lane, Worcester, at around 2am this morning (Tuesday).

A male in his late 40s was arrested for attempted theft of a pedal cycle by patrol officers who arrived quickly.

PC Alex Denny of West Mercia Police said: "After being arrested he was searched and a small amount of white powder was found on his person which he later admitted as being amphetamines.

"Due to the bike thefts in the Cathedral Ward I liaised with a colleague from Worcester City Police Patrol and we conducted an authorised search of his home address in Warndon.

"During the search a small scale professional looking construct cannabis factory was discovered. It was clearly very new and the plants were very young and eight young cannabis plants were seized. The offender has been given a short bail date whilst further enquiries are carried out in relation to the theft matter.

"Worcester Community Housing have been informed and this is a breach of the males tenancy, they will be attending and reviewing his tenancy following this.

West Mercia Police work closely with social housing providers and all incidents similar to this are reported to the relevant provider and persons will be evicted through the courts if they are found to be breaching tenancy agreements."

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5:35pm Tue 3 Jun 14

voledog says...

8 seedlings? More of a cannabis small holding than a farm, I'd say.
8 seedlings? More of a cannabis small holding than a farm, I'd say. voledog
  • Score: 10

6:13pm Tue 3 Jun 14

pinkfluff says...

voledog wrote:
8 seedlings? More of a cannabis small holding than a farm, I'd say.
Agreed.....wouldn't even fill a greenhouse lol.
[quote][p][bold]voledog[/bold] wrote: 8 seedlings? More of a cannabis small holding than a farm, I'd say.[/p][/quote]Agreed.....wouldn't even fill a greenhouse lol. pinkfluff
  • Score: 3

7:08pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Hugh Wattmate says...

Just think if it was legal, he likely would not have been growing it. You would have saved a fortune on police visit and court costs and re-homing. Also as being legal people would be buying it from shops boosting the economy.

Crime would be decreased overnight and allot of small time dealers out of business.

You would probs find the use of harder drugs also decline as less people going to dealers means less chance of getting sold harder drugs.

One day maybe the UK will follow the US and allot of EU places and make it legal and save some money and make some.
Just think if it was legal, he likely would not have been growing it. You would have saved a fortune on police visit and court costs and re-homing. Also as being legal people would be buying it from shops boosting the economy. Crime would be decreased overnight and allot of small time dealers out of business. You would probs find the use of harder drugs also decline as less people going to dealers means less chance of getting sold harder drugs. One day maybe the UK will follow the US and allot of EU places and make it legal and save some money and make some. Hugh Wattmate
  • Score: 7

8:22pm Tue 3 Jun 14

square1 says...

Worcester City Police Patrol ! Who the hell are they ?
Worcester City Police Patrol ! Who the hell are they ? square1
  • Score: 9

11:41am Wed 4 Jun 14

gmoore1207 says...

Hugh Wattmate wrote:
Just think if it was legal, he likely would not have been growing it. You would have saved a fortune on police visit and court costs and re-homing. Also as being legal people would be buying it from shops boosting the economy.

Crime would be decreased overnight and allot of small time dealers out of business.

You would probs find the use of harder drugs also decline as less people going to dealers means less chance of getting sold harder drugs.

One day maybe the UK will follow the US and allot of EU places and make it legal and save some money and make some.
follow US yes lets have guns next muppet stay as we are
[quote][p][bold]Hugh Wattmate[/bold] wrote: Just think if it was legal, he likely would not have been growing it. You would have saved a fortune on police visit and court costs and re-homing. Also as being legal people would be buying it from shops boosting the economy. Crime would be decreased overnight and allot of small time dealers out of business. You would probs find the use of harder drugs also decline as less people going to dealers means less chance of getting sold harder drugs. One day maybe the UK will follow the US and allot of EU places and make it legal and save some money and make some.[/p][/quote]follow US yes lets have guns next muppet stay as we are gmoore1207
  • Score: -7

12:18pm Wed 4 Jun 14

liloliluk says...

What's a 'construct' cannabis factory? And 'breach of the males tenancy'? Has the reporter never heard of apostrophes? Honestly the English in some of these articles is getting worse and worse.
What's a 'construct' cannabis factory? And 'breach of the males tenancy'? Has the reporter never heard of apostrophes? Honestly the English in some of these articles is getting worse and worse. liloliluk
  • Score: 14

1:15pm Wed 4 Jun 14

thesquirrel says...

Hugh Wattmate wrote:
Just think if it was legal, he likely would not have been growing it. You would have saved a fortune on police visit and court costs and re-homing. Also as being legal people would be buying it from shops boosting the economy.

Crime would be decreased overnight and allot of small time dealers out of business.

You would probs find the use of harder drugs also decline as less people going to dealers means less chance of getting sold harder drugs.

One day maybe the UK will follow the US and allot of EU places and make it legal and save some money and make some.
I think you missed out the increased cost of NHS mental health services as they deal with the resultant paranoia and increased psychosis.

Regular, heavy use of cannabis makes it difficult to learn and concentrate. Some people begin to feel tired all the time and can't seem to get motivated - I think you missed the costs to the welfare state too.
[quote][p][bold]Hugh Wattmate[/bold] wrote: Just think if it was legal, he likely would not have been growing it. You would have saved a fortune on police visit and court costs and re-homing. Also as being legal people would be buying it from shops boosting the economy. Crime would be decreased overnight and allot of small time dealers out of business. You would probs find the use of harder drugs also decline as less people going to dealers means less chance of getting sold harder drugs. One day maybe the UK will follow the US and allot of EU places and make it legal and save some money and make some.[/p][/quote]I think you missed out the increased cost of NHS mental health services as they deal with the resultant paranoia and increased psychosis. Regular, heavy use of cannabis makes it difficult to learn and concentrate. Some people begin to feel tired all the time and can't seem to get motivated - I think you missed the costs to the welfare state too. thesquirrel
  • Score: 0

1:25pm Wed 4 Jun 14

truth must out says...

voledog wrote:
8 seedlings? More of a cannabis small holding than a farm, I'd say.
Still illegal though..............
farm, smallholding. Call it what you want but it's still illegal.
[quote][p][bold]voledog[/bold] wrote: 8 seedlings? More of a cannabis small holding than a farm, I'd say.[/p][/quote]Still illegal though.............. farm, smallholding. Call it what you want but it's still illegal. truth must out
  • Score: 1

1:30pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Tobster says...

thesquirrel wrote:
Hugh Wattmate wrote:
Just think if it was legal, he likely would not have been growing it. You would have saved a fortune on police visit and court costs and re-homing. Also as being legal people would be buying it from shops boosting the economy.

Crime would be decreased overnight and allot of small time dealers out of business.

You would probs find the use of harder drugs also decline as less people going to dealers means less chance of getting sold harder drugs.

One day maybe the UK will follow the US and allot of EU places and make it legal and save some money and make some.
I think you missed out the increased cost of NHS mental health services as they deal with the resultant paranoia and increased psychosis.

Regular, heavy use of cannabis makes it difficult to learn and concentrate. Some people begin to feel tired all the time and can't seem to get motivated - I think you missed the costs to the welfare state too.
You're missing the point; cannabis being illegal is neither preventing nor reducing the problems you are describing.

Do you really think there are people out there who think "I'd really love to have a spliff, but it's illegal so I'd better not" ?

Incidentally I don't smoke weed; for the very reasons you state.

Legalise, educate and regulate. Put it in a plain pharmaceutical box with the same style of information leaflet you'd get in a box of asprin stating exactly what it will do, what the possible side effects are, and what to do in the event of them.
[quote][p][bold]thesquirrel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hugh Wattmate[/bold] wrote: Just think if it was legal, he likely would not have been growing it. You would have saved a fortune on police visit and court costs and re-homing. Also as being legal people would be buying it from shops boosting the economy. Crime would be decreased overnight and allot of small time dealers out of business. You would probs find the use of harder drugs also decline as less people going to dealers means less chance of getting sold harder drugs. One day maybe the UK will follow the US and allot of EU places and make it legal and save some money and make some.[/p][/quote]I think you missed out the increased cost of NHS mental health services as they deal with the resultant paranoia and increased psychosis. Regular, heavy use of cannabis makes it difficult to learn and concentrate. Some people begin to feel tired all the time and can't seem to get motivated - I think you missed the costs to the welfare state too.[/p][/quote]You're missing the point; cannabis being illegal is neither preventing nor reducing the problems you are describing. Do you really think there are people out there who think "I'd really love to have a spliff, but it's illegal so I'd better not" ? Incidentally I don't smoke weed; for the very reasons you state. Legalise, educate and regulate. Put it in a plain pharmaceutical box with the same style of information leaflet you'd get in a box of asprin stating exactly what it will do, what the possible side effects are, and what to do in the event of them. Tobster
  • Score: 3

10:34pm Wed 4 Jun 14

SgtAl says...

Quote: "Do you really think there are people out there who think "I'd really love to have a spliff, but it's illegal so I'd better not?"

Yes, I do. Fear of the consequences of an action can be a huge deterrent. I also believe there are people out there who think "I'd love to rob that bank and spend the loot on champagne and hookers, but it's illegal and I may go to prison, so I won't".
Quote: "Do you really think there are people out there who think "I'd really love to have a spliff, but it's illegal so I'd better not?" Yes, I do. Fear of the consequences of an action can be a huge deterrent. I also believe there are people out there who think "I'd love to rob that bank and spend the loot on champagne and hookers, but it's illegal and I may go to prison, so I won't". SgtAl
  • Score: -1

9:01am Thu 5 Jun 14

Tobster says...

SgtAl wrote:
Quote: "Do you really think there are people out there who think "I'd really love to have a spliff, but it's illegal so I'd better not?"

Yes, I do. Fear of the consequences of an action can be a huge deterrent. I also believe there are people out there who think "I'd love to rob that bank and spend the loot on champagne and hookers, but it's illegal and I may go to prison, so I won't".
What a stupid comparison. Did I suggest that robbing banks should be legalised?

And with roughly one third (according to several sources) of adults in the UK having smoked cannabis at some stage; your argument that the law deters people is also lacking in merit.

Uninformed opinions like yours only allow an illegal drugs trade to flourish.

I'd rather tax someone's questionable consumption habit then throw them in jail (costing ME tax)!
[quote][p][bold]SgtAl[/bold] wrote: Quote: "Do you really think there are people out there who think "I'd really love to have a spliff, but it's illegal so I'd better not?" Yes, I do. Fear of the consequences of an action can be a huge deterrent. I also believe there are people out there who think "I'd love to rob that bank and spend the loot on champagne and hookers, but it's illegal and I may go to prison, so I won't".[/p][/quote]What a stupid comparison. Did I suggest that robbing banks should be legalised? And with roughly one third (according to several sources) of adults in the UK having smoked cannabis at some stage; your argument that the law deters people is also lacking in merit. Uninformed opinions like yours only allow an illegal drugs trade to flourish. I'd rather tax someone's questionable consumption habit then throw them in jail (costing ME tax)! Tobster
  • Score: 2

5:17pm Thu 5 Jun 14

SgtAl says...

Stupid comparison? Not really.

I was pointing out that some people have thought about taking drugs, but WILL NEVER DO SO due to THE CONSEQUENCES of being caught in possession. Some still fear the consequences of a criminal record, myself included.

As it happens, I completely agree with the opinion of legalising certain controlled substances, on the assumption they will be regulated and taxed as heavily as tobacco and alcohol are now.

My opinions are actually rather informed; your making an assumption to the contrary by reading just a few lines of text in the comments section shows either a Sherlock level of intellect, or in-fact the exact opposite.
Stupid comparison? Not really. I was pointing out that some people have thought about taking drugs, but WILL NEVER DO SO due to THE CONSEQUENCES of being caught in possession. Some still fear the consequences of a criminal record, myself included. As it happens, I completely agree with the opinion of legalising certain controlled substances, on the assumption they will be regulated and taxed as heavily as tobacco and alcohol are now. My opinions are actually rather informed; your making an assumption to the contrary by reading just a few lines of text in the comments section shows either a Sherlock level of intellect, or in-fact the exact opposite. SgtAl
  • Score: -3

2:20pm Mon 9 Jun 14

jon jon doe says...

People nowadays forget the past very easily or they are ignorant. Canabis has been used for centuries. Its medical properties are nothing short of fantastic. It is a very good treatment for stress, sleeplessness, depression, hyperactivity, pain, and many other ailments including cancer. One of the main reasons it was outlawed back in the 1930's, was from pressure from the big pharmaceutical companies, that wanted to sell their wares. Canabis was a big problem for them, because canabis was natural and free, and they wanted people to buy their drugs instead. The government knows this, but don't want to change the laws because of fear of not winning votes, and so, not staying in power. And now, look at what you have,especially in england and america, and all paid for by the taxpayers. You would prefer to take a pill if you can't sleep instead of using a little canabis. Just how many of you light a cigarette, or drink too much and scorn those who like to smoke a little hashish or weed?
People nowadays forget the past very easily or they are ignorant. Canabis has been used for centuries. Its medical properties are nothing short of fantastic. It is a very good treatment for stress, sleeplessness, depression, hyperactivity, pain, and many other ailments including cancer. One of the main reasons it was outlawed back in the 1930's, was from pressure from the big pharmaceutical companies, that wanted to sell their wares. Canabis was a big problem for them, because canabis was natural and free, and they wanted people to buy their drugs instead. The government knows this, but don't want to change the laws because of fear of not winning votes, and so, not staying in power. And now, look at what you have,especially in england and america, and all paid for by the taxpayers. You would prefer to take a pill if you can't sleep instead of using a little canabis. Just how many of you light a cigarette, or drink too much and scorn those who like to smoke a little hashish or weed? jon jon doe
  • Score: 1

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