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Drugs raid in St Matthews sees two people arrested

Posted on - 28th August, 2020 - 11:58am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News, St Matthews
A large amount of cannabis was found at the two properties
A large amount of cannabis was found at the two properties. Pic: Preston Police

Two people have been arrested following a drugs raid in St Matthews yesterday.

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Preston Neighbourhood task force attended two addresses in the area, finding a large amount of cannabis in the properties.

Both properties contained a combined total of over 500 plants, with some drying ready for sale.

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The properties had been converted to grow the Class B drug, leaving extensive damage to the properties as well as presenting a fire risk.

Two men aged 20 and 24 from inside the addresses at Ribbleton Lane have been arrested and are awaiting questioning.

Two men have been arrested and are awaiting questioning.
Two men have been arrested and are awaiting questioning. Pic Preston Police

One Facebook, a spokesperson for Preston Police said: “Preston NPT Task Force attended two addresses in the St Matts area yesterday, after gathering intelligence around them both.

“Inside the addresses were substantial Cannabis cultivations with a combined total of over 500 plants, as well as some drying, ready for sale.

“The addresses, which are owned by landlords, had been completely converted to grow cannabis, with extensive damage caused, as well as presenting a huge fire risk as they were connected to other houses.

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“Two males, aged 20 and 24, from inside the addresses at Ribbleton Lane have been arrested and are awaiting interview by our colleagues at Immigration.

“Preston NPT Task Force will continue to disrupt Organised Crime in your area and protect the vulnerable persons involved within.”

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Anyone with any information have been asked to email the team directly at TaskForcePreston@lancashire.police.uk

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