Thursday, 31 May 2012

Lancaster cannabis factory found in outbuilding

Police discovered a cannabis factory with an estimated street value of £11,000 following an anonymous tip off from a member of the public.

Officers executed a warrant at an address in Powderhouse Lane, Lancaster, on Wednesday (30th May) and found the plants growing in an outbuilding at the rear of the property.

A 52-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis and has been bailed pending further inquiries.

PC Phil Sallis, Lancaster police, said: “The cannabis plants were found as a result of information being given to us by the public. Residents are our eyes and ears in our local communities and we continue to appeal to anyone with any information about cannabis cultivation in their area to make contact with us.”

“Some of the tell tale signs of cannabis being grown are strange smells and sounds," he added, "and frequent and varied visitors to a property - often at unusual times, equipment such as plant pots, fertiliser, fans and industrial lighting being taken into a property, windows being sealed and covered, and heat coming from an adjoining property.

“Individually these activities may seem commonplace, however, two or more may indicate something more unusual. If you have any suspicions, get in touch. We will act on all information provided to us.”

Contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999

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