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Cannabis farm with 60 plants discovered in Fishwick police raid

Posted on - 24th January, 2024 - 4:15pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fishwick, Frenchwood, Lancashire Police, Preston News
Cannabis farm discovered at a property in Clara Street, Preston
Cannabis farm discovered at a property in Clara Street, Preston. Pic: Lancashire Police

Preston Police have discovered a cannabis farm at an address in Clara Street, just off London Road in Fishwick.

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Officers from the neighbourhood policing team located the farm, which had around 60 plants, on Monday 22 January after concerns were raised by the local community. 

Evidence was also found that the electricity had been bypassed, meaning the home had an alternate power supply for growing the cannabis.

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A man from Blackburn, 41, was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis and abstracting electricity.

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He has been released on bail whilst investigations continue.

Police said the raid was part of Operation Warrior – aimed at tackling serious and organised crime in Lancashire.

If you have any concerns or information about crime happening in your area, you can report this by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency, online via Report an Incident – Lancashire Constabulary – Report Online or anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111.

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