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CLASS A AND CLASS B DRUGS SEIZED AFTER WARRANTS EXECUTED

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Neighbourhood policing teams on the Isle of Wight have seized a quantity of Class A and Class B drugs during a week of action.

A number of warrants have been executed at addresses across the Island in the past few days, which has resulted in several arrests being made.

Officers have taken to Twitter today (Wednesday) to show that at one address they located a sophisticated cannabis farm. The plants were seized and the equipment destroyed.

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Island Echo is told that a drugs warrant was executed at an address in Weeks Road, Ryde yesterday morning. A search of the property was conducted and officers spoke to a 24-year-old man at the address. Enquiries are ongoing, according to Police.

The message to Islanders from Police is clear – “keep informing us of concerns in your neighbourhood and we will take action”.

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Wayne
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Wayne

Good job well done. Just need more police just to walk the streets and catch them at it. It’s all you can smell these days they know there’s no police around with all the cut backs.

Ya mum
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Ya mum

That’s it waste what time they do have annoying people minding their own business

Voice of reason
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Voice of reason

Yeah, the police shouldn’t spend their time arresting scumbag druggies should they?

They should just …. erm… eat doughnuts.

Idiot

Alister Lee
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Alister Lee

Canniabis is only illegal because of big pharma companies ! Safer than all chemical drugs pushed by Doctors !

tina ince
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tina ince

Causes paranioa. It smells like a skunk. Worse than stale smoke or BO. Then not enough users need a higher fix

Me2you
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Me2you

Well done

Dan Skelton
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Dan Skelton

So they had the manpower to go out and find a weed factory, but couldn’t hunt down a guy who put a woman into a coma.

Ok.

none given
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none given

@Dan – not the sharpest are you…

they clearly were acting on a tip off – someone got fed up with the smell or knew the person was growing it. Probably a disgruntled ex, or junkie customer that the old bill pay for information.

Simple maths tells you that there simply aren’t enough police to track down a fugitive without information narrowing down the location. Those officers will have been round to that guys house, his friends houses, his families, known hang outs and associates looking for him immediately.

Foggy
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Foggy

The “guy” was probably a psychotic weed smoking crack head, so the root cause is the problem.

Heidi Gaches
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Heidi Gaches

They found him hun x

none given
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none given

looks like the evening of at least one 24 year old man, has turned to sh*te today.

I suspect his neighbours were fed up with the stench of cannabis, day in day out. Not to mention the fact that the heat coming off the building was probably contributing to global warming all by itself.

West Wighter
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West Wighter

Lock the scum up!!

Derek
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Derek

Plus these people bypass the electric meter to rig up their equipment, but they never seem to be charged with abstracting electricity. Why not? The rest of us end up paying higher prices to cover it.

Williams
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Williams

No mention of which Class A was seized. Much more destructive to lives. Just think, if cultivating was taxed as opposed to policed, how much revenue it would generate. Thus assuming our government would spend it on more bobbies back on our streets instead of lining their own pockets!!

Martin
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Martin

Yep. Got it in one. Just follow the Yanks and Canadians and legalise it. That won’t stop all cannabis illegality but it will be a big step forward. Plus AFAIK, people are allowed to grow 6 plants for personal use…. As you say, massive revenue injection that can help fund more police to do ‘proper’ policing.

BrokenSoul
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BrokenSoul

Yet the junkies can walk straight into the pharmacy and get their fix…seems legit! Absolutely disgusting. How about cracking down on all the junkies and pissheads!?!

none given
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none given

and when they get arrested and demand to see a doctor – law abiding, tax paying citizens have to wait, whilst some piece of shit is seen to first.

Martin
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Martin

Let them get on with it… they chose to take the first step, whatever it might have been.If it ends up in a path of self destruction then so be it. Either that or chose the Dutch approach which is to have a ‘safe’ heroin house where you get your fix ‘legally’ and you don’t have to rob and steal every day to get your hit.

Qu Vee
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Qu Vee

Legal or not there are another whole load of bad circumstances that go along with it,especially if the person or people have smoked it for a considerable amount of years. Not being able to go into the garden because the smell makes myself and my children nauseous is just the tip of the iceberg. And yes I did report it a few years ago as there was a vast amount being grown but after removing the plants nothing was done and I have been the obvious target for revenge which I’ve tried to complain about but nothing happens as I can’t prove it.

Tim C
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Tim C

Drug laws in this country are useless and many people are missinformed. Harsh opinions are the reason the government are slow to react to modern approaches.
Heres some interesting reading:-
https://archive.attn.com/stories/1604/countries-with-the-most-progressive-drug-laws-world

Make an informed opinion.

none given
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none given

on the one hand…junkies are viewed with contempt and seen as nothing more than burdens on society, as they leech off the state, take valuable appointment slots at the doctors and act like complete dickheads in boots whilst waiting for their hit of methodone.

On the other….The road to de-criminilisation is already underway and will soon be part of the uk society – The UK stockmarket is gearing up to list cannabis stocks – there is already one anyhow. Sativa investments on the nex exchange.

The uk is the worlds largest exporter of cannabis also….GW Pharaceuticals (used to be listed on the Uk stock market) uses British Sugars greenhouses to grow it – that is an 18 hectare operation producing 90 tonnes a year.

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2019/01/how-britain-became-the-worlds-largest-expert-in-medical-marijuana/

(the home office licenced this large scale production facility and permits its export – yet cracks down on small time users, who use the spare room at their homes to grow a bit of “percy”)

Martin
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Martin

Good read. It’s the only way forward…

ron
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ron

Anybody illegally involved in drugs should get five years after one warning.Druggies cost the country billions in wasted
revenue.

Martin
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Martin

So decriminalise it and most of those problems will be gone…

Wayne
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Wayne

In that case decriminalise robbery as that would save time and money where would it end

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