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Man charged following cannabis farm discovery in South Ribble

Monday, March 25, 2024

We have charged a man following the discovery of a substantial cannabis farm in South Ribble.

We were called to Highfield Grove in Lostock Hall just before midnight on Saturday (23rd March , 2024) following reports of suspicious activity.

On arrival, officers discovered around 400 cannabis plants in a number of rooms in the property. There was also evidence that the electricity had been bypassed. A 20 year old man was arrested at the scene.

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Orgit Arapi, 20, of no fixed abode has been charged with production of a controlled drug and will appear in court today.

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