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Cannabis plants found in suburban home

READY TO GO: Police believe the bagged up plants were ready to be moved

READY TO GO: Police believe the bagged up plants were ready to be moved

A cannabis farm with a potential yield of £10,000 has been discovered in a quiet residential street.

Police carried out a raid on a semi detached home on Victoria Park Drive, Lea, Preston, a pleasant suburban road of semi detached homes, close to a popular pub restaurant.

It is understood one man lives in the house.

Neighbours saw officers arrive at around 3pm on Wednesday

Officers discovered plastic supermarket bags full of harvested cannabis left to dry out in various rooms in the property.

A 34-year-old man is said to be helping police with their inquiries.

Sgt Paul McLernon, of Lea Police, said: “On officers’ arrival they found the aftermath of a cannabis growth, with cannabis cut and left to dry out in several plastic bags, in various rooms.

“This indicated it was ready to be moved.

“It has been seized and sent away to be tested, but we believe the value to be in the region of £10,000.

He added: “It is not linked to the cannabis farm found on Garden Walk in Ashton last week but similarly, it is as a result of community information that we carried out the warrant and we would continue to encourage people to come forward and call us on 101.

“We take this information seriously because it affects the wider community and can lead to anti social behaviour around addresses with people coming and going at all times of day.”

The same street hit the headlines six years ago when a controversial mosquito unit was placed there to stamp out anti-social behaviour from football playing youths.

 

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