3 Men Grew Enormous Marijuana Factory In Abandoned Cold War Nuclear Bunker
3 guys have confessed running a big marijuana factory in a previous nuclear bunker in Wiltshire.
More then 4,000 cannabis plants– enough to produce ₤ 2m of drugs each year– were taken in a raid on RGHQ Chilmark in February
Martin Fillery, 45, Plamen Nguyen, 27, and Ross Winter season, 30, pleaded guilty at Salisbury Crown Court to conspiracy to produce class B drugs and abstracting electrical power.
They will be sentenced on 11 August.
The previous Ministry of Defence bunker was integrated in the 1980s to secure local dignitaries and government authorities in the event of a nuclear attack.
Following a midnight raid Wiltshire Cops made their greatest ever cannabis factory discovery.
Det Insp Simon Pope said: “The bunker itself had around 20 spaces inside over 2 floorings, and nearly every space had been transformed for the wholesale production of cannabis.
Image copyrightWILTSHIRE POLICEImage captionMore then 4,000 cannabis plants– worth around ₤ 2m a year to the gang– were taken in a midnight raid on RGHQ Chilmark in February.
“In addition to the growing rooms, there were drying rooms, nurseries and living quarters for the growers– it was a sophisticated established.
“In all it took approximately 10 days to completely search and clear the website.”
Cops stated the gang had unlawfully abstracted approximately ₤ 250,000 worth of electricity for a setup “capable of producing a crop every 6 weeks”.
Fillery, of Pedwell Hill, Ashcott, Bridgwater; Nguyen, of Bartholomews Square, Horfield, Bristol; and Ross Winter, of Maytree Avenue, Bristol, likewise faced charges of conspiring to hold another individual in slavery/servitude.
However Wiltshire Police said these charges had been dropped due to an absence of proof.