Andrew O’Donnell, 33, tracked down in Nerja by police who wish to speaak to him in connection to cannabis conspiracy that spans over three counties
3:58pm Saturday 5th October 2013 in News
Gloucestershire Police has tracked down a man wanted in connection with a large scale cannabis conspiracy spanning three counties.
Andrew O’Donnell, who is 33 and of no fixed abode was arrested onsuspicion of conspiracy to produce a class B drug in October last year butfailed to answer police bail.
Following an appeal on Crimewatch police managed to locate him in Nerja and on Thursday October 3 he was extradited to the UK from Madridand.
He was charged with conspiring to produce cannabis, abstracting electricityand possessing a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid/gas/electricalincapacitation device.
He appeared in front of magistrates in Cheltenhamthis morning and was remanded in custody. He will next appear at GloucesterCrown Court on November 1.
During the investigation police raids were made at anindustrial estate in Forest View Road in Cinderford, a farm in Monmouthshire and ahouse in Tenbury Wells in which hundreds of thousands of pounds worth ofcannabis plants were seized.
Subterranean cannabis grows were discovered at theaddress in Tenbury Wells in July 2012, with five substantial containers buriednext to woodland, connected to the surface by a brick shaft.