OFFICERS from Gwent Police have arrested two men on suspicion of drug offences.
Torfaen officers arrested two men on suspicion of cultivating class-B drugs after a ‘large-scale’ cannabis cultivation was discovered at a property in Pontnewydd on Wednesday.
We received reports that a cannabis farm was operating at an address in the Pontnewydd area of Cwmbran.
On arrival to the property, two men were reportedly seen fleeing the building. Officers pursued on foot before making the arrests.
The 25-year-old and 33-year-old were arrested on suspicion of cultivating a class-B drug (cannabis). They were later charged with producing a controlled drug of class-B – cannabis – and are due to appear at Newport Magistrates Court on Friday, March 24.
Officers from Torfaen’s neighbourhood policing team searched the property and found around 700 plants across the three-storey building.
Inspector Tinsley-Brustad said: “We’re committed to protecting our communities from drugs and the associated crime around supply, all of which can have a devastating impact on people’s lives, communities and local businesses.
“Our officers have carried out a search of the property and disrupted an operation growing cannabis in Gwent. This was a significant find and, following inspection, the cultivation was seized and destroyed.
“We’d continue to ask anyone with any information or concerns about drug dealing or supply in their area to get in touch by calling us on 101 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”