Police make drugs bust on home cannabis farm

Daily Echo: Drugs bust on home cannabis farm in Southampton Drugs bust on home cannabis farm in Southampton

POLICE have busted another cannabis factory in the heart of a Southampton community.

Officers have been searching the property in Sholing since last week after the alarm was raised.

They made the find at a house in Butts Road – uncovering dozens of potted plants in rooms inside the home.

It is understood the so-called “farm” was relatively sophisticated, with insulated pipes, sheeting and extensive electric cables inside numerous rooms.

Two people have been arrested in connection with the drugs bust and have since been bailed pending further inquiries until August.

They were a 37-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man, both from Southampton, who were quizzed amid allegations of being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs.

It is the latest in a long line of such discoveries in Southampton.

Last August police found a crop of 105 cannabis plants at a house in Woodside Road, Southampton, weighing 8.8kg and thought to be worth around £44,000.

In June 2013, 609 plants were found in Warren Avenue, Shirley Warren, along with 51kg of the drug, worth around £500,000.

The find came after a series of explosions at the building alerted neighbours and their producer, illegal immigrant That Hoang, was jailed for three years.

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Meanwhile in July 2013 police found another factory inside the former Club Kiss in Woolston, a former sex club closed down by the council in December 2012.

Historically, Southampton was labelled the “cannabis capital of the south” as dozens of cannabis factories appeared across the city.

At the time police said the high number of properties available to rent in the city made it an easy target.

Health risks Southampton City Council public health boss Cllr Dave Shields said that addiction to all harmful substances was something that needed to be addressed.

He said: “Closing down these factories has to be done but if the demand is still there then they will spring up elsewhere.

“The biggest health risks in South-ampton are tobacco and alcohol and tackling addiction to these substa-nces, and behaviour like gambling, is something we need to look at.

“We need to look at the underlying causes and how to ensure people are aware of the risks and make sure that temptation to use these substances does not come across in the first place.”

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11:54am Tue 29 Apr 14

Harrysdog says...

Cllr Dave Shields said: "The biggest health risks in Southampton are tobacco and alcohol and tackling addiction to these substances, and behaviour like gambling, is something we need to look at"

Is that why so many Alcohol "farms" (pubs) are closing down around the city?!?!
Cllr Dave Shields said: "The biggest health risks in Southampton are tobacco and alcohol and tackling addiction to these substances, and behaviour like gambling, is something we need to look at" Is that why so many Alcohol "farms" (pubs) are closing down around the city?!?! Harrysdog
  • Score: 11

4:40pm Tue 29 Apr 14

From the sidelines says...

How well did prohibition in the 1920s work?

How well does this 'war on drugs' work? Other than, of course, providing jobs for the otherwise unemployable.
How well did prohibition in the 1920s work? How well does this 'war on drugs' work? Other than, of course, providing jobs for the otherwise unemployable. From the sidelines
  • Score: -10

6:14pm Tue 29 Apr 14

FoysCornerBoy says...

Harrysdog wrote:
Cllr Dave Shields said: "The biggest health risks in Southampton are tobacco and alcohol and tackling addiction to these substances, and behaviour like gambling, is something we need to look at"

Is that why so many Alcohol "farms" (pubs) are closing down around the city?!?!
I don't think that pubs are the problem. Easy availability of low cost alcohol products from supermarkets and 'bargain booze' off licences is probably the biggest supply side cause of alcohol-related harm to health.

Addiction is another issue altogether and we need to look at the real underlying causes of this. There's little point in weaning people off one form of addiction (drugs, alcohol tobacco etc.) only for them to fall prone to others: gambling; obsessive body building; comfort eating; fanatical religion etc......
[quote][p][bold]Harrysdog[/bold] wrote: Cllr Dave Shields said: "The biggest health risks in Southampton are tobacco and alcohol and tackling addiction to these substances, and behaviour like gambling, is something we need to look at" Is that why so many Alcohol "farms" (pubs) are closing down around the city?!?![/p][/quote]I don't think that pubs are the problem. Easy availability of low cost alcohol products from supermarkets and 'bargain booze' off licences is probably the biggest supply side cause of alcohol-related harm to health. Addiction is another issue altogether and we need to look at the real underlying causes of this. There's little point in weaning people off one form of addiction (drugs, alcohol tobacco etc.) only for them to fall prone to others: gambling; obsessive body building; comfort eating; fanatical religion etc...... FoysCornerBoy
  • Score: 10

6:15am Thu 1 May 14

nervousbumskin420 says...

8.8 kilos, 44 grand? i dont think so hahahaha not unless you're selling it all in ten bags, which i highly doubt! more in the region of 20 grand, tops.
8.8 kilos, 44 grand? i dont think so hahahaha not unless you're selling it all in ten bags, which i highly doubt! more in the region of 20 grand, tops. nervousbumskin420
  • Score: -10

4:21pm Mon 5 May 14

Dan Soton says...

FoysCornerBoy wrote:
Harrysdog wrote:
Cllr Dave Shields said: "The biggest health risks in Southampton are tobacco and alcohol and tackling addiction to these substances, and behaviour like gambling, is something we need to look at"

Is that why so many Alcohol "farms" (pubs) are closing down around the city?!?!
I don't think that pubs are the problem. Easy availability of low cost alcohol products from supermarkets and 'bargain booze' off licences is probably the biggest supply side cause of alcohol-related harm to health.

Addiction is another issue altogether and we need to look at the real underlying causes of this. There's little point in weaning people off one form of addiction (drugs, alcohol tobacco etc.) only for them to fall prone to others: gambling; obsessive body building; comfort eating; fanatical religion etc......
Cllr Dave Shields said: “The biggest health risks in Southampton are tobacco and alcohol


As if by magic.. Labour's Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham today kick off a 'Nanny State Crusade' by advocating restricting the sales of alcohol, unhealthy food and tobacco.. ‘


Touch of irony.. great news for those of you who have the spare £,£££,£££s to invest in your health.. 10 years from now you'll be able ( maybe ) to reverse the toxic effects of Government (Taxpayer) Funded Water Fluoridation...



NEW BLOOD 'RECHARGES OLD BRAIN', MOUSE STUDY SUGGESTS

By Helen Briggs
BBC News
5 May 2014

Researchers in the US say they might have discovered how to combat and even reverse some processes of ageing, at least in mice.

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/health-2728283
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[quote][p][bold]FoysCornerBoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harrysdog[/bold] wrote: Cllr Dave Shields said: "The biggest health risks in Southampton are tobacco and alcohol and tackling addiction to these substances, and behaviour like gambling, is something we need to look at" Is that why so many Alcohol "farms" (pubs) are closing down around the city?!?![/p][/quote]I don't think that pubs are the problem. Easy availability of low cost alcohol products from supermarkets and 'bargain booze' off licences is probably the biggest supply side cause of alcohol-related harm to health. Addiction is another issue altogether and we need to look at the real underlying causes of this. There's little point in weaning people off one form of addiction (drugs, alcohol tobacco etc.) only for them to fall prone to others: gambling; obsessive body building; comfort eating; fanatical religion etc......[/p][/quote]Cllr Dave Shields said: “The biggest health risks in Southampton are tobacco and alcohol As if by magic.. Labour's Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham today kick off a 'Nanny State Crusade' by advocating restricting the sales of alcohol, unhealthy food and tobacco.. ‘ Touch of irony.. great news for those of you who have the spare £,£££,£££s to invest in your health.. 10 years from now you'll be able ( maybe ) to reverse the toxic effects of Government (Taxpayer) Funded Water Fluoridation... NEW BLOOD 'RECHARGES OLD BRAIN', MOUSE STUDY SUGGESTS By Helen Briggs BBC News 5 May 2014 Researchers in the US say they might have discovered how to combat and even reverse some processes of ageing, at least in mice. http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/health-2728283 2 ,, Dan Soton
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5:06pm Mon 5 May 14

Dan Soton says...

Dan Soton wrote:
FoysCornerBoy wrote:
Harrysdog wrote:
Cllr Dave Shields said: "The biggest health risks in Southampton are tobacco and alcohol and tackling addiction to these substances, and behaviour like gambling, is something we need to look at"

Is that why so many Alcohol "farms" (pubs) are closing down around the city?!?!
I don't think that pubs are the problem. Easy availability of low cost alcohol products from supermarkets and 'bargain booze' off licences is probably the biggest supply side cause of alcohol-related harm to health.

Addiction is another issue altogether and we need to look at the real underlying causes of this. There's little point in weaning people off one form of addiction (drugs, alcohol tobacco etc.) only for them to fall prone to others: gambling; obsessive body building; comfort eating; fanatical religion etc......
Cllr Dave Shields said: “The biggest health risks in Southampton are tobacco and alcohol


As if by magic.. Labour's Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham today kick off a 'Nanny State Crusade' by advocating restricting the sales of alcohol, unhealthy food and tobacco.. ‘


Touch of irony.. great news for those of you who have the spare £,£££,£££s to invest in your health.. 10 years from now you'll be able ( maybe ) to reverse the toxic effects of Government (Taxpayer) Funded Water Fluoridation...



NEW BLOOD 'RECHARGES OLD BRAIN', MOUSE STUDY SUGGESTS

By Helen Briggs
BBC News
5 May 2014

Researchers in the US say they might have discovered how to combat and even reverse some processes of ageing, at least in mice.

http://www.bbc.co.uk

/news/health-2728283

2



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Andy Burnham's 'Nanny State Crusade'

Restricting the sales of Alcohol, Tobacco and unhealthy Food will cost the Exchequer £100s of billions in lost revenue..


Take smuggling of illicit tobacco


2013 figures suggest 8 billion illicit cigarettes were bought in the UK last year, about 16 per cent of the total UK market....

Belarus (€0.92 per 20 pack) and Romania (€0.89 per 20 pack) are two of the countries that many of the illegal cigarettes arrive from..

http://www.foresteir
eann.org/blog/2011/9
/7/price-of-cigarett
es-around-europe.htm
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[quote][p][bold]Dan Soton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FoysCornerBoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harrysdog[/bold] wrote: Cllr Dave Shields said: "The biggest health risks in Southampton are tobacco and alcohol and tackling addiction to these substances, and behaviour like gambling, is something we need to look at" Is that why so many Alcohol "farms" (pubs) are closing down around the city?!?![/p][/quote]I don't think that pubs are the problem. Easy availability of low cost alcohol products from supermarkets and 'bargain booze' off licences is probably the biggest supply side cause of alcohol-related harm to health. Addiction is another issue altogether and we need to look at the real underlying causes of this. There's little point in weaning people off one form of addiction (drugs, alcohol tobacco etc.) only for them to fall prone to others: gambling; obsessive body building; comfort eating; fanatical religion etc......[/p][/quote]Cllr Dave Shields said: “The biggest health risks in Southampton are tobacco and alcohol As if by magic.. Labour's Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham today kick off a 'Nanny State Crusade' by advocating restricting the sales of alcohol, unhealthy food and tobacco.. ‘ Touch of irony.. great news for those of you who have the spare £,£££,£££s to invest in your health.. 10 years from now you'll be able ( maybe ) to reverse the toxic effects of Government (Taxpayer) Funded Water Fluoridation... NEW BLOOD 'RECHARGES OLD BRAIN', MOUSE STUDY SUGGESTS By Helen Briggs BBC News 5 May 2014 Researchers in the US say they might have discovered how to combat and even reverse some processes of ageing, at least in mice. http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/health-2728283 2 ,,[/p][/quote],, Andy Burnham's 'Nanny State Crusade' Restricting the sales of Alcohol, Tobacco and unhealthy Food will cost the Exchequer £100s of billions in lost revenue.. Take smuggling of illicit tobacco 2013 figures suggest 8 billion illicit cigarettes were bought in the UK last year, about 16 per cent of the total UK market.... Belarus (€0.92 per 20 pack) and Romania (€0.89 per 20 pack) are two of the countries that many of the illegal cigarettes arrive from.. http://www.foresteir eann.org/blog/2011/9 /7/price-of-cigarett es-around-europe.htm l ,, Dan Soton
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