Arrests made at legal cannabis farm in Swindon
A group of men have been arrested on suspicion of theft from a legal cannabis farm in Swindon.
The incident happened at the Home Office-licenced cannabis farm on Sunday afternoon.
Wiltshire Police were called to reports of suspicious activity at the farm – at an undisclosed location – after two men were spotted in a field of the hemp plants.
Following a search, supported by a drone and a dog unit, six men were subsequently arrested on suspicion of theft, four of them also on suspicion of going equipped for theft. All six suspects, aged between 19 and 27, have since been released under investigation.
A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: “We were alerted to reports of suspicious activity at the Home Office-approved farm and quickly identified and arrested six suspects.
“It’s worth pointing out that these plants, which are legally produced under strict conditions, are a particular strain which cannot be used for recreational drug taking.
“We would urge anyone with information about this suspected theft to contact us on 101 and quote reference number 202008160228.”
Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.