Eleven charged over Grantham cannabis farm

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Thousands of plants were found at the farm near Grantham

Eleven men have been charged in connection with the discovery of a large-scale cannabis farm in Lincolnshire.

Thousands of plants were found at the farm, near Grantham, when police raided the site in September.

Eleven men from the West Midlands, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, Sussex and Liverpool are accused of conspiring to produce and supply cannabis.

They will appear before magistrates in Cannock, Staffordshire, on 18 November.

The arrests were part of a five-month operation involving more than 60 officers from the Staffordshire and Lincolnshire forces.

Raids were also carried out on five homes in Staffordshire and two homes in the West Midlands.

As well as at the farm in Lincolnshire, officers found cannabis being grown at two residential addresses - one near Burton-upon-Trent and one in Sutton Coldfield. Three vehicles and thousands of pounds in cash were seized.

Those charged are from Burntwood, Rugeley and Burton in Staffordshire, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull and West Bromwich in the West Midlands, Toxteth in Liverpool, Chichester in West Sussex and Grantham in Lincolnshire.

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