Big cannabis farm discovered in town centre

A mass cannabis farm hidden in Chorley town centre has been unearthed by police.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 28th January 2016, 10:15 am
Updated Thursday, 28th January 2016, 11:24 am

Lancashire police have seized 120 cannabis plants after they discovered the drug factory in an upstairs flat on St George’s Street, Chorley on Tuesday January 26.

The police executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 to search the property at around 5.30pm and discovered the mass haul in two bedrooms.

A 34-year-old man from Preston and a 54-year-old man from Preston were arrested on suspicion of producing a class B drug but both men have since been bailed until April 21.

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A spokesperson for Chorley police said: “A search warrant was executed at an address on St. George’s St Chorley town centre where 2 rooms full of cannabis plants were discovered.

Over 100 plants were seized along with growing equipment and 2 men arrested have now been released on bail whilst further enquiries are made.”