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Cannabis factories shut

PUBLISHED: 17:16 03 March 2010 | UPDATED: 11:19 12 August 2010

POLICE have shut down two cannabis factories and made a number of arrests for drug offences. In the first drugs bust, police went to a house in Crown Lane, Bromley, to arrest a man wanted for questioning about alleged threatening behaviour.

POLICE have shut down two cannabis factories and made a number of arrests for drug offences.

In the first drugs bust, police went to a house in Crown Lane, Bromley, to arrest a man wanted for questioning about alleged threatening behaviour.

When officers arrived at the address on February 20, they noticed an overpowering smell of cannabis.

They tried to get in the front door after the man who answered it became hostile and, after a brief struggle to get inside, the police found cannabis plants growing in a walk-in wardrobe and more drugs in the freezer.

A 40-year-old man was arrested both on suspicion of threatening behaviour and on suspicion of producing cannabis. He has been bailed to return to Bromley Police on May 14.

When officers were called to a suspicious looking car in Wickham Road, Beckenham, on February 22, the two men inside tried to drive off, but were arrested.

Equipment inside the car led the police to a flat above a pharmacy on Wickham Road, packed with over 500 cannabis plants.

The two Orpington men, aged 48 and 25, were then arrested on suspicion of cannabis

production, and bailed to return to Bromley Police Station on May 14.

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