Tuesday, 12 January 2016
Cannabis factory found at former Lancaster church
Cannabis with an estimated street value of £650,000 has been discovered at a former church in Lancaster.
Officers found in around 1000 cannabis plants in the main hall of the former St Michaels Church on Parkgate Drive around midday on Monday 11 January. The plants were spread over three storeys and divided into 12 growing rooms in the building which has now been partially converted into flats.
A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and is currently being questioned by police in Lancaster.
DS Martin Foley of Lancaster Intelligence Department said: “We know the misery drugs can bring to a community and we are determined to do everything we can to remove them.
"We rely on the public's continued support and I urge anyone with information or concerns to contact us."
• Anyone with information about drugs can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111