The farm has now been discovered by police stopping the plants from making their way into the community
A cannabis farm was discovered in Preston
A Preston cannabis farm that was set up in a derelict building had 450 plants inside.
The farm has now been discovered by police stopping the plants from making their way into the community. Police discovered the drugs at about 4pm yesterday (January 8).
The derelict building on Avenham Lane was raided following reports someone had been threatened with a knife after going to investigate why water was flooding into a neighbouring property. The cannabis factory, made up of around 450 ‘baby’ plants and a significant electrical set-up, was discovered on the first floor of the building.
The property had now been cleared and the plants will be destroyed. Nobody was present at the address on police arrival but enquiries are ongoing and anybody with information is asked to contact police
Insp Azz Khan, of Preston Police, said: “The activities of drug dealers can have a dramatic effect on our communities. Drugs can ruin lives and can instil fear in our neighbourhoods, and we are determined to tackle that.
“We also know that cannabis farms are often the tip of the iceberg for other criminality and can fuel other crime, such as burglary and robbery.
“Local people are a vital source of intelligence – so we need you to help us by telling us what you know. If you have any information about suspicious activity or criminality in your area we urge you to get in touch.”
Anybody with information can contact us on 101, or 999 if a crime is in progress. Alternatively, you can report online at doitonline.lancashre.police.uk.
You can also report information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.
- 14:55, 9 JAN 2023