Tip led police to cannabis farm

Cannabis factory in Powderhouse Lane, Lancaster
Cannabis factory in Powderhouse Lane, Lancaster

A CANNABIS farm was raided by police following an anonymous tip off from a member of the public.

Officers found the plants growing in an outbuilding at the rear of the property in Powderhouse Lane, Lancaster, on May 30.

Police claim the drugs had an estimated street vaule of £11,000.

A 52-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis and has been bailed pending further inquiries.

PC Phil Sallis, Lancaster police, said: “The cannabis plants were found as a result of information being given to us by the public.

“Residents are our eyes and ears in our local communities and we continue to appeal to anyone with any information about cannabis cultivation in their area to make contact with us.”

He added: “Some of the tell tale signs of cannabis being grown are strange smells and sounds, frequent and varied visitors to a property - often at unusual times, equipment such as plant pots, fertiliser, fans and industrial lighting being taken into a property, windows being sealed and covered, and heat coming from an adjoining property.

“Individually these activities may seem commonplace, however, two or more may indicate something more unusual. If you have any suspicions, get in touch. We will act on all information provided to us.”

Contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

In an emergency always dial 999.