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Police discover £17k cannabis factory after raid in Darwen

November 28, 2012, 11:16 am

Police discovered an £17k cannabis factory after a raid at a house in Darwen.

Officers found 42 plants in the upstairs bedroom at the property on Tythebarn Street on Tuesday 20 November. Cultivation equipment including lighting and fans was also seized from the address.

The action followed concerns from members of the public. Enquiries continue to find out who was responsible for the cannabis and police are appealing to anyone with information to contact them.

DI Mark Winstanley said: “Once again, we have acted on concerns from local residents and prevented a large amount of cannabis from reaching the streets of East Lancashire.

“We know the impact drugs has on our communities and we will continue to do all we can to tackle them.  I urge anyone with information about drugs in their community to contact us.”

To report concerns about drugs contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“Once again, we have acted on concerns from local residents and prevented a large amount of cannabis from reaching the streets of East Lancashire.” - DI Mark Winstanley

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