'Substantial' cannabis farm dismantled by police after Preston drugs raid

An "expensive" and "professional" cannabis farm is being dismantled by police after it was discovered during a drugs raid in Preston.

Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 11:44 am

Police discovered a "substantial" cannabis farm on Chain Caul Way in Preston last night (April 1).

Officers described the set up as "expensive" and "professional", with seven tents being used to grow a large amount of cannabis.

Pictures from the scene show rows of plants under artificial lights and an extensive ventilation system.

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The tents are now being forensically examined before being dismantled and removed by police.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: "Last night #Team5IR located a substantial cannabis grow on Chain Caul Way, Preston.

"It was a very expensive/professional setup with seven tents that are now being forensically examined, dismantled and removed/disposed."

Police have not yet disclosed whether any arrests have been made at this time.

Police discovered an "expensive" and "professional" cannabis farm on Chain Caul Way in Preston. (Credit: Lancashire Police)

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Seven tents used to grow a large amount of cannabis plants were found inside the property. (Credit: Lancashire Police)