Two Vietnamese nationals who cultivated a cannabis factory worth almost £400,000 have been jailed for a total of four years.
Officers discovered the 1,000-plant factory in a property on Alexandra Road, in Morecambe's West End, on Monday 29th August following a report of a break-in at the address.
“This was a significant seizure of cannabis plants from a very organised and sophisticated production system," noted Detective Sergeant Simon Dent from Lancaster CID. "The seizure of these plants, along with equipment being used to grow them, has ultimately prevented a large amount of drugs from reaching our streets.
“We know that cannabis usage has a number of knock-on effects which cause problems for out communities," he added, "crimes such as burglary, car crime and robbery are often committed to fund a drug habit.
"We are committed to tackling those who produce and sell drugs and the sentences given to these two offenders reflect our dedication to removing drugs from our neighbourhoods.”