Over 200 cannabis plants seized in Leyland

Thursday, May 25, 2023

A man has been arrested following the discovery of a significant cannabis farm in Leyland.

We were called to a disused business premises at around 9.30am yesterday. On arrival, officers discovered approximately 250 cannabis plants, spread across seven rooms in the building, which have been recovered.

A 32-year-old man is under arrest on suspicion of drugs and immigration act offences and investigations continue.

Sgt Paul Harrison, from South Ribble Police, said: “This is a significant find and we are committed to tackling large cannabis farms which often have strong links to organised crime and enable criminals to operate in out communities.

“Some people may see cannabis cultivation as a minor offence but some of the dangers are often hidden, such as the risk of fires and use of electrics. Dismantling and targeting this activity will remain a priority of ours.”

Operation Warrior is Lancashire Police’s response to tackling serious and organised crime in Lancashire and delivering on Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden's Fighting Crime Plan priority of disrupting and dismantling organised crime.

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