Cannabis farms uncovered in Ribbleton and Fishwick after police raids

Posted on - 17th June, 2021 - 9:53am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Fishwick, Preston News, Ribbleton
Cannabis farms. Pic: Preston Police

Preston Police have executed a drug warrant at an address on Ribbleton Avenue on Tuesday, 15 June as part of the response to some recent violent incidents in the Plungington and Deepdale areas of Preston.

The property was in a poor state, the electricity had been bypassed, and inside, police found around 200 plants as well as a drying room with some dried cannabis.

After receiving a separate report of a man wearing a balaclava forcing his way into a house on Derby Square, police also found a smaller cannabis growth with around 40 plants.

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Again, the electricity has been bypassed and it was purely being used for the growth.

Enquiries are ongoing to trace those who are involved.

Police took to social media to let the community know about the cannabis farms found.

They said: “We appreciate that some people don’t get to see the harm that cannabis causes and lots of people have a view about making it legal.

“The reality is that growths like this can make houses unsafe through faulty electrics, potentially putting people who live close by in danger. They are also often near to where families live with their children.

“Additionally, we know that what may seem ‘just a cannabis growth’ often has links to serious and organised crime, human trafficking and vulnerable people – including children – being forced to cultivate the growth against their will.”

If you are concerned about this issue or drug dealing and the associated crime that comes with it in your area, please notify police.

You can call 101, or alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at

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