Police uncover four cannabis farms across Fishwick and St Matthews

Posted on - 27th January, 2024 - 7:03pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fishwick, Preston News, St Matthews
One of the cannabis farms uncovered by police Pic: Preston Police

Four cannabis farms have been raided by police across the St Matthews and Fishwick areas of the city.

Preston Police released details of more than 300 cannabis plants which have been uncovered.

On Thursday 25 January a property in Stefano Road, Fishwick, was raided with 55 plants seized. The electricity in the property had been bypassed.

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And on Friday 26 January three properties in St Luke’s Place, St Matthews, were raided with 280 plants uncovered. These properties also had the electricity supply bypassed.

Police left this message on the door for Preston drug dealers after the raids Pic: Preston Police

Sergeant Hargreaves from Preston Task Force said: “These cannabis cultivations often have links to organised crime groups and we will continue to crack down and tackle these issues. In addition, the tampering of the electricity supply is a dangerous fire hazard to neighbouring properties, some of which had children living inside.”

No arrests have been made at this stage. Police say the raids came as a result of information from the local community.

Anyone with concerns or information about drug dealing or cultivation in their area can call police on 101 or report crimes online via the Lancashire Constabulary report online tool. Or Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 080055111.

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