Watton man charged with growing cannabis in £750,000 drugs bust

PUBLISHED: 08:59 15 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:53 16 October 2017

A man from Watton has been charged with a drug offence following raids in Gloucestershire. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A man from Watton has been charged with a drug offence following raids in Gloucestershire. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A man from Norfolk has been charged with a drug offence following police raids in Gloucestershire.

Gurgen Nikoci, of Akrotiri Square, Watton, was charged with the production of the class B drug cannabis.

The 21-year-old was one of 10 men who were charged with a drug offences in connection with Operation Clevlend.

The two-day operation took place on October 11 and 12 where drug warrants were executed at a number of addresses across Gloucestershire.

Over the two days drugs raids took place at 10 residential and business properties - five of these were identified as cannabis farms.

It’s believed that the cannabis cultivated at these properties is valued at around £750,000.

One of the cannabis farms was located directly opposite a primary school in Gloucester.

Nikoci is due to appear at Bristol crown court on Friday, November 17.

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