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Man charged after cannabis farm discovered in Fulwood

Posted on - 17th April, 2024 - 10:47am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fulwood, Lancashire Police, Preston News
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A man has been charged after the discovery of a cannabis farm in Fulwood.

Police attended an address on Balfour Road, Fulwood, on Monday (15 April) after receiving information from members of the community.

Officers found around 200 mature cannabis plants and saw evidence that the electricity had been bypassed. A 23-year-old man was arrested.

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Ergi Derka, 23, of no fixed abode has been charged with production of cannabis. He will appear at Preston Magistrates Court this morning (17 April).

A spokesperson for police said: “Operation Warrior is Lancashire Police’s response to tackling serious and organised crime in Lancashire. 

“It aims to target the individuals and gangs involved in crime, as well as associated issues such as violence and intimidation, large scale drug supply, exploitation, and fraud, all of which can cause serious harm to local communities. 

“If you have any concerns or information about crime happening in your area, you can report this to us by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency, online via our website  or anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111.”

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