'Substantial' cannabis farm unearthed following drugs raid at rented Leyland property

A "large amount" of cannabis was seized by police after the plants were discovered during a drugs raid at a rented property in Leyland.

By Sean Gleaves
Friday, 21st August 2020, 2:11 pm
Updated Friday, 21st August 2020, 2:12 pm

Acting on intelligence cannabis was being grown in a rented residential property in Leyland, police conducted a raid in Maplewood Close yesterday evening (August 20).

A "substantial" amount of plants which were ready to be harvested were uncovered when officers gained entry to the address.

Images taken from the scene reveal the set up was complete with a cannabis cultivation tent, air ducts and specialist lights.

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It is not yet known if anyone was arrested during the raid, but officers say an investigation is ongoing.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "Officers from Chorley response and Leyland neighbourhood team gained entry to the property and seized a substantial amount of plants ready for harvesting.

"We are pleased to have taken a large amount of illicit drugs off the streets of Lancashire before they have been able to reach vulnerable people in the community.

"We will continue to tackle this issue in our neighbourhoods and appreciate the information we receive."

Police conducted a drugs raid in Maplewood Close on Thursday, August 20. (Credit: Lancashire Police)

Anyone with any information can contact police by calling 101.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at https://crimestoppers-uk.org

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