Royston man in court over drugs charges following raids

PUBLISHED: 17:20 13 April 2011

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A MAN from Royston appeared in court on Tuesday charged with producing cannabis.

Neil Vandermerwe, 25, was also charged with two counts of possession of cannabis or cannabis resin and abstracting or using electricity without authority.

The Swinburne Close resident was first arrested on December 20 following raids on six homes in Royston that discovered cannabis factories at addresses in Swinburne Close and Yeats Close.

Thirty police, including Royston Safer Neighbourhoods Team and dog units, also raided homes in Willowside Way, Chiltern Road, Lindsay Close, and Layston Park, with suspected stolen goods, £10,000 in cash, and a taser, which constitutes an illegal firearm, also found.

Since the raids, a 49-year-old man from Royston has had charges of money laundering against him dropped.

A 17-year-old boy, 21-year-old man, 28-year-old man, and 21-year-old woman have been re-bailed until later this month linked with possible possession of a firearm.

No action was taken against a 26-year-old man from Royston in connection with a firearm, although he was cautioned in relation to cultivating cannabis, along with a 22-year-old from Royston.

Vandermerwe had his case adjourned until April 26.

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