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Tenbury man charged with producing drugs is caught after Crimewatch appeal
12:07pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
THE alleged ringleader of a plot to grow £400,000 worth of cannabis has been found in Spain thanks to a BBC Crimewatch tip-off.
Andrew O’Donnell, 33, from Tenbury, had been arrested last year on suspicion of conspiracy to produce a Class B drug in October but failed to answer his police bail and fled abroad.
Following an appeal on Crimewatch police managed to locate him in Nerja in Spain and on Thursday he was extradited to the UK from Madrid.
He was charged with conspiring to produce cannabis, abstracting electricity and possessing a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid/gas/electrical incapacitation device.
He appeared before magistrates in Cheltenham last week and was remanded in custody.
O’Donnell will appear at Gloucester Crown Court on November 1.
Several ar rests were made after police raids at C i n d e r f o r d , Monmouthshire and Tenbury Wells .
Hundreds of thousands of cannabis plants were seized in the process
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