Two arrested after police discover “large quantities” of cannabis during raid at Millstream Industrial Estate in Ringwood

Picture from John Haskell

Picture from John Haskell

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POLICE have arrested two men following a raid at a suspected cannabis factory at an industrial unit in Ringwood.

At around 10am this morning police officers discovered what is believed to be “large quantities” of cannabis after raiding a two-storey warehouse at the Millstream Industrial Estate in Christchurch Road.

A spokesman from Hampshire Police said: “We conducted a drugs warrant at a unit at the Millstream industrial Estate this morning and have made two arrests. A 25 year-old man and a 26-year-old man were arrested at the scene.

“A cannabis factory appears to have been located. Large numbers of plants were discovered over two storeys of the building.”

The police spokesman said officers discovered what is believed to be hundreds of plants inside the warehouse.

The police helicopter was drafted in to assist with the raid. Police have confirmed all suspects have been detained.

John Haskell, a valeter who was working on the estate when the raid took place, said one of the suspects escaped onto the roof after police smashed their way through the front door of the empty warehouse.

“The man just appeared on the roof,” he said.

“It looked as if he was going to jump onto one of the vans below at one point but he didn’t.

“There were police officers all around the building.

“He seemed to be hiding for quite a while. Then the police appeared through a little trap door on the roof.”

Kevin Akester, a warehouse assistant at Chillers for Hire, which is opposite to where the raid took place, said: “One minute it was all quiet and calm and then I opened the door to bring the forklift out and there were police officers everywhere.”

Mr Akester said him and his co-workers were shocked by the news.

“I have been here since July last year and we always thought the unit was empty,” he said.

This is the second raid to take place at the Millstream Industrial Estate in the past three years. In September 2011 officers raided a food production unit at the estate and discovered more than 1,000 cannabis plants.

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11:31am Wed 9 Apr 14

speedy231278 says...

THE Police helicopter? Does the entire UK force only have one?
THE Police helicopter? Does the entire UK force only have one? speedy231278
  • Score: -10

1:25pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Leesaclare says...

same place as last year/last time by the looks of it.
same place as last year/last time by the looks of it. Leesaclare
  • Score: 3

1:26pm Wed 9 Apr 14

chris100 says...

That's the price of weed gone up again
That's the price of weed gone up again chris100
  • Score: 30

1:59pm Wed 9 Apr 14

camvalley says...

Looks like there moving out of boscombe business must be good if there using industrial units
Looks like there moving out of boscombe business must be good if there using industrial units camvalley
  • Score: 6

4:48pm Wed 9 Apr 14

suzigirl says...

I wonder how rapped their knuckles are going to be?
I wonder how rapped their knuckles are going to be? suzigirl
  • Score: 1

5:31pm Wed 9 Apr 14

BIGTONE says...

Ahhhhhh is that why the folk of Ringwood walk around the High Street gurning?
Ahhhhhh is that why the folk of Ringwood walk around the High Street gurning? BIGTONE
  • Score: -3

5:44pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Turtlebay says...

That estate has gone to pot.
That estate has gone to pot. Turtlebay
  • Score: 16

10:24pm Wed 9 Apr 14

calamity carney says...

One of the few "growth" industries this current gov haven't managed to nip in the bud with their policies.
One of the few "growth" industries this current gov haven't managed to nip in the bud with their policies. calamity carney
  • Score: 8

10:52pm Wed 9 Apr 14

breamoreboy says...

chris100 wrote:
That's the price of weed gone up again
Good, maybe a few more people saved from having their mental health damaged by the flipping stuff.
[quote][p][bold]chris100[/bold] wrote: That's the price of weed gone up again[/p][/quote]Good, maybe a few more people saved from having their mental health damaged by the flipping stuff. breamoreboy
  • Score: 0

12:26am Thu 10 Apr 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

breamoreboy wrote:
chris100 wrote:
That's the price of weed gone up again
Good, maybe a few more people saved from having their mental health damaged by the flipping stuff.
Dummy! It just means more money in dealers pockets. They use raids like this as an excuse to put up prices whether it effected them or not.
[quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris100[/bold] wrote: That's the price of weed gone up again[/p][/quote]Good, maybe a few more people saved from having their mental health damaged by the flipping stuff.[/p][/quote]Dummy! It just means more money in dealers pockets. They use raids like this as an excuse to put up prices whether it effected them or not. HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: -6

9:13am Thu 10 Apr 14

BoscVegas says...

HRH of Boscombe wrote:
breamoreboy wrote:
chris100 wrote:
That's the price of weed gone up again
Good, maybe a few more people saved from having their mental health damaged by the flipping stuff.
Dummy! It just means more money in dealers pockets. They use raids like this as an excuse to put up prices whether it effected them or not.
actually they tend to employ supermarket practices and keep the price the same but resize the product.

They are also more likely to use the equivalent of a bulking agent to increase the mass of the product. This is bad for the end user as they do not know what the are blazing.
[quote][p][bold]HRH of Boscombe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris100[/bold] wrote: That's the price of weed gone up again[/p][/quote]Good, maybe a few more people saved from having their mental health damaged by the flipping stuff.[/p][/quote]Dummy! It just means more money in dealers pockets. They use raids like this as an excuse to put up prices whether it effected them or not.[/p][/quote]actually they tend to employ supermarket practices and keep the price the same but resize the product. They are also more likely to use the equivalent of a bulking agent to increase the mass of the product. This is bad for the end user as they do not know what the are blazing. BoscVegas
  • Score: -2

9:22am Thu 10 Apr 14

anotherfatslob says...

Pot is way less harmful then booze or fags.

Stupid laws drive it into the hands of crims.

Stupid war on drugs will never be won.
Pot is way less harmful then booze or fags. Stupid laws drive it into the hands of crims. Stupid war on drugs will never be won. anotherfatslob
  • Score: -2

9:36am Thu 10 Apr 14

Bournemouth87 says...

BIGTONE wrote:
Ahhhhhh is that why the folk of Ringwood walk around the High Street gurning?
Who gurns when smoking weed?
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Ahhhhhh is that why the folk of Ringwood walk around the High Street gurning?[/p][/quote]Who gurns when smoking weed? Bournemouth87
  • Score: 5

10:11pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Dr Martin says...

anotherfatslob wrote:
Pot is way less harmful then booze or fags.

Stupid laws drive it into the hands of crims.

Stupid war on drugs will never be won.
"Pot is way less harmful then booze or fags" - true for overall harms, about the same for mental health issues
"Stupid war on drugs will never be won" -again true but you could say that about any criminal activity, I would add there never really has been a war on drugs, if there was it's a fairly feeble attempt at one
[quote][p][bold]anotherfatslob[/bold] wrote: Pot is way less harmful then booze or fags. Stupid laws drive it into the hands of crims. Stupid war on drugs will never be won.[/p][/quote]"Pot is way less harmful then booze or fags" - true for overall harms, about the same for mental health issues "Stupid war on drugs will never be won" -again true but you could say that about any criminal activity, I would add there never really has been a war on drugs, if there was it's a fairly feeble attempt at one Dr Martin
  • Score: 1

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