These are some of the biggest cannabis farm busts in Lancashire so far this year

Police in Lancashire have had a busy 2019 so far as they continue to target cannabis farms across the county.

Wednesday, 26th June 2019, 12:50 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th June 2019, 1:50 pm
A cannabis farm set up discovered in Preston

Hidden in the attics of sleepy suburban homes, industrial units, abandoned buildings and even the vacant premises of a high street shop - cannabis farms are being uncovered in the midst of everyday Lancashire life.

These are some of the biggest cannabis farms discovered by police in Lancashire in 2019 (so far!).

December 14, 2018, Lord Street, Fleetwood - About 1,700 plants were found at the former Store Twenty One with an estimated street value of 3million.

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January 17, 2019, Fecitt Brow, Blackburn - More than 200 plants were seized at a home in Blackburn, with an estimated street value of 150,000.
February 16, 2019, Preston Road, Clayton-le-Woods, near Chorley - Two men were arrested after cannabis plants worth more than 50,000 were seized in a raid.
March 11, 2019, Smith Street, Nelson - Firefighters found a cannabis farm with more than 40 plants after being called out to a flood at a home. Police seized the crop.
May 19, 2019, Suffolk Road, Preston - Firefighters discovered a cannabis farm after responding to a fire at a terraced home. More than 20 plants were seized by police.
June 7, 2019, De Lacey, Preston - Around 160 cannabis plants worth more than 110,000 are seized. Two men were arrested as part of a wider drug gang network.
June 2019, Railway Road, Adlington, near Chorley - A 37-year-old man was arrested after police found 36 plants, worth up to 16,000, at the terraced home.
June 25, 2019, Garrison Road, Fulwood - More than 240 plants are seized and a 37-year-old man arrested. The street value estimated in the tens of thousands.