Preston police have raided four properties in the city and seized half a million pounds worth of cannabis.Advertisement
Addresses at Waverley Road, Cemetery Road and New Hall Lane in Ribbleton have been targeted.
The raid on New Hall Lane took place on Thursday evening.
Tw men have been arrested and charged with drugs production.
Son Trinh, 39, of Waverley Road was arrested on Tuesday and charged with one count of producing a class B controlled drug. He was found guilty at Preston Magistrates Court on Thursday.
He will be sentenced at Preston Crown Court in December.
Vien Hoang, 37, of Cemetery Road was arrested on Wednesday and charged with one count of producing a class B controlled drug.
He will stand trial at the crown court in December.
Inspector David Herbert said; “Seizures of this size and nature will severely impact on the finances and capabilities of those responsible for setting up cultivations on this scale, and we will continue to target such individuals and premises.
“The seizures we made this week evidence the extremely valuable nature of community intelligence, and how we will act swiftly and robustly when presented with such information.
“We would like to thank the local community for their help in this matter, and would encourage them to continue informing us of any criminal activity they become aware of, as these results show how successful it can be when the police and local community work together.”
If you have information or suspicions about cannabis cultivation in your area, please contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.