Man arrested and cannabis plants seized from Harnham Salisbury

A MAN in his 50s has been arrested for a series of drug offences, with around 50 cannabis plants seized from a house in Harnham.

At around 9.30am today officers from the Salisbury Area Community Policing Team attended a property in Folkestone Road, after a parcel containing suspected drugs was intercepted by the UK Border Force.

They carried out a search and discovered cannabis plants being cultivated in the back garden.

A dogs unit assisted with the search inside the property and found further drugs.

A 56-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of improper importation of goods, possession of Class A drugs, possession of Class B drugs and production of Class B drugs. He is currently in custody at Melksham Police Station.

Sergeant Keith Jackson, from the Salisbury Area Community Policing Team, said: “This morning’s activity was due to information from the UK Border Agency, who had raised concerns about a parcel addressed to this property.

“We work closely with other agencies to tackle the production and sale of illegal drugs which bring great harm to our communities.

“Illegal drugs, whether they are Class A or Class B, are very often associated with other criminality, such as violence and anti-social behaviour and we want to show the public that we will take swift action.”

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