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1 November 2010, 15:42
Three people have been charged with drugs offences – and two of them with firearms offences – after police searched addresses in Beccles and Lowestoft earlier this year and found more than 150 cannabis plants and five shotguns.
Suffolk police searched a house in Ballygate in Beccles on Friday 9th July and then went on to search other addresses at Herons Close in Oulton Broad, Wenhaston Way in Lowestoft and Halt Road in Caister-on-Sea.
At the Ballygate address, 48 cannabis plants were found inside the house and 14 were found outside in the garden. Police also found five shotguns inside the house. At Herons Close police discovered another 48 plants as well as growing equipment.. At Wenhaston Way 44 plants and 19 cuttings were found and at Halt Road more growing equipment was discovered.
Brian Reynolds, a 56 year old from Herons Close, has been charged with producing and supplying a Class B drug and possession of a shotgun without a certificate.
Christine Smedly, a 65year old from Herons Close, and Grizelda Bayliss, a 59 year old from Wenhaston Way, have both been charged with being involved in the production of cannabis. Grizelda Bayliss has also been charged with possession of a shotgun without a certificate.
All three people have been released on bail and are due to appear at Lowestoft Magistrates Court on Monday 8th November.