£100,000 drugs haul discovered in police raid

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Cannabis plants worth £100,000 on the street have been seized after a raid on a home in Preston.

Police swooped on the semi-detached house in Greenway, Fulwood on Friday morning, where they found about 120 plants across four rooms.

Cannabis plants discovered in home in Greenway, Fulwood

Cannabis plants discovered in home in Greenway, Fulwood

Inspector Paul McLernon said: “We’ve had community intelligence and we went to the address, forced entry and discovered the cannabis farm.

“It is probably around 120 plants, we are still counting them at the moment.”

He said plants were worth between £600 and £1,000 each, depending on the strength, and said the plants in the farm would have an estimated street value of between £60,000 and £100,000.

Insp McLernon said the home was a three-bedroom semi detached property that had been rented in the “well-to-do” area.

He said: “They have gone to considerable lengths to construct the cannabis farm.

“They’ve boarded the windows at the rear and filled them with expanding foam to stop any heat loss, so it’s quite a significant farm.”

Six officers went to the home at about 11am on Friday, before more police were called to help dismantle the farm.

Nobody had been arrested on Friday.