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Police confirm a cannabis farm has been found in St Helens

October 28, 2014, 2:28 pm

Merseyside Police can confirm an investigation is underway after officers found a cannabis farm at a house in St Helens last week (Thursday, 23 October)

A Misuse of Drugs Act (MDA) warrant was executed by officers at a property on Derbyshire Hill Road, Ashtons Green at about 9.25am. Officers carried out a full search of the property and discovered a cannabis farm containing over 250 plants with an estimated yield of in excess of £250,000

The plants and a large amount of hydroponics equipment have been recovered

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and officers are appealing to anyone with information about this incident to contact police.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Paul Hudson, said: “”This was a large-scale set-up that was very sophisticated and would have yielded a significant crop. Following the discovery of the cannabis factory a large amount of illegal drugs were seized – ensuring they were taken out of circulation for good.

“This case highlights the fact that cannabis factories can be anywhere. We would urge people to be on their guard and to report any suspicious activity in their area to police immediately – even the smallest amount of information can be useful.

“This could be reporting suspicious activity or passing on information in relation to a building that you suspect is being used to grow cannabis in. It could even be reporting a strange smell emanating from a property. The cannabis farm found in this instance was thanks to information provided by the local community.

“Merseyside Police is committed to tackling illegal drugs – this sort of activity will not be tolerated.

“Information from members of the public is vital in the fight against drug related crime. Anyone with any information is urged to call Merseyside Police on 101. Information can also be passed anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.”

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