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Cannabis farm found in suburban bungalow in Fulwood

Posted on - 16th September, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fulwood, Garrison, Preston News, Sharoe Green
An overhead view of the Hall Road and Harrison Road area
An overhead view of the Hall Road and Harrison Road area

Police raided a house off Garstang Road and discovered a cannabis grow worth thousands of pounds.

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Preston Police executed a drugs warrant on September 6 after receiving reports of drug dealing from the local community.

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They found more than 100 cannabis plants and a large amount of paraphernalia during the raid at Shire Bank Crescent.

A 48-year-old man, who was in the property – understood to be a bungalow – at the time, was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis. He has been released under investigation.

A van was also seized during the raid.

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Sgt Emma Hill, from Preston Police, said: “The cultivation of cannabis is a serious crime which causes misery for local communities.

“People who grow cannabis may be directly funding organised crime whilst others may be tampering with electricity supplies to power their cannabis farms which can have lethal consequences for neighbouring properties.

“It is important that we work with communities to make sure that everyone knows what to look out for – from screened-off windows and unusual amounts of heat emanating from a property to signs of bypassing electricity meters and strange smells or sounds.

“We are determined to tackle cannabis cultivation and would urge anyone who spots anything suspicious in their local community to contact us.

“They can do that either by calling us on 101, speaking directly to their local Neighbourhood Police Officer or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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