THREE people have been charged after an industrial-scale amphetamine lab was found near Redditch earlier this week.

It is believed the crime group involved with the drugs operation were producing around one tonne of amphetamine per month – worth £2million at wholesale and up to £10million at street level – for distribution to criminals throughout the country.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) and Warwickshire Police raided farm buildings on Ullenhall Lane on Tuesday, (April 27).

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John Keets, aged 40, of Middle Meadow, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire; Keith Davis, aged 60, of Brayfield Lane, Chalfont St Giles, and Andrew Gurney, aged 50, of Middle Meadow Avenue, Quinton, Birmingham, were charged with various offences around the supply and production of drugs.

All three are due to appear at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court today (April 29).

A 28-year-old woman and 36-year-old man – arrested at a building on the same site as the lab on Ullenhall Lane – have been bailed.

Members of the organised crime group were believed to be running the drugs operation using the encrypted phone network EncroChat.