THREE people have been arrested and charged, with two remanded in custody after a series of raids in Herefordshire.

Police in the county carried out a series of coordinated warrants on premises in Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye as part of an ongoing investigation relating to the commercial scale supply and production of cannabis on June 8, a police spokesperson said.

Three individuals were arrested and later charged with being involved in the production of cannabis, with two of these individuals now remanded in custody. They will appear at court at a later date.


The arrests were made as part of Operation Target, which sees West Mercia Police focus on targeting those intent on committing a range of serious and organised crime offences.

Assistant Chief Constable Richard Cooper said: “Operation Target brings together all the work we are doing to tackle those who prey on others for their own benefit, to bring them to justice and to prevent more people from becoming victims of their selfish crimes.

“We will relentlessly pursue those involved to disrupt and dismantle their criminality, making sure they are not just put before the courts but also stripped of their ill-gotten gains.

“We are committed to protecting the most vulnerable people in our communities from harm and know that tackling serious and organised crime will play a big part in this.”