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Cannabis farm dismantled in Nelson

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

A cannabis farm was dismantled earlier this week (20th November) after officers received a report of a disturbance at an address.

When patrols attended the address no one was found, and a search was conducted in the area. Officers attended the address on Manor Street and when searching the property found a quantity of cannabis plants.

Evidence was also found that the electricity had been bypassed. The North West Electric Board were made aware of the address to make the premises safe.

Inspector Claire Pearson, from Nelson Police, said: “The cultivation of cannabis might seem like a minor offence, but it actually hides a lot of dangers, including the risk of fire.

“These cannabis farms often tamper with the electricity supply in order to power a set-up such as this, which can have some really harmful consequences for neighbouring properties too.

“This type of activity can cause misery for local communities and often has links to organised crime and it’s something we will continue to tackle.”

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