Plants seized in Boscombe drugs raid

Following a recent operation against drugs in Bournemouth, Dorset Police carried out a raid on a cannabis factory in the Boscombe area of the town – with one man being reported for summons. 

On Thursday 7 August 2014, after receiving intelligence from the local community, officers conducted a raid at a property on Rosebery Road.

As a result of the raid officers seized a significant number of cannabis plants, most of which were near maturity.

Police Inspector Chris Weeks, of Bournemouth Police, said: “This raid is an example of our positive action against drug dealing in Bournemouth.

“It sends a clear message - drug dealing will not be tolerated.

“I would like to thank the local community for their support of our work in Boscombe against the illicit drugs trade and I urge anyone with concerns or information about such activities to contact Dorset Police on 101.

“All calls are treated with the strictest confidence.”

A 50-year-old man from a Bournemouth has been reported for summons on suspicion of drugs offences.     

Anyone with information about the misuse of drugs should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

Issued: 12 August 2014

A cannabis factory in the Boscombe area of the town
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