Police discovered a cannabis factory after going into a flat following concerns for a resident’s safety.
Officers went to the address on Deanpoint, Morecambe, on Saturday October 20 after concerns were raised that the person living there had not been seen for some time.
Inside the property officers discovered 20 cannabis plants being grown using hydroponic equipment.
A 27-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis and has been released on bail pending further inquiries.
“The officers had not expected to find a cannabis factory inside the flat but in doing so they have prevented illegal drugs from making their way on to Morecambe’s streets," notes Sergeant Dave Forshaw from Morecambe police.
“We would ask residents to let us know if they suspect someone in their neighbourhood is growing cannabis – tell tale signs include strong smells and taped up doors and windows at the address.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999.