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£80k cannabis found at Oswaldtwistle farmhouse
3:18pm Thursday 9th August 2012 in News
A CANNABIS factory, with an estimated street value of up to £80,000, has been discovered at a farmhouse in Oswaldtwistle.
Officers found 200 plants in the upstairs bedrooms of the four-bedroomed property in rural Pot House Lane after a warrant at the address yesterday afternoon.
The plants have been seized along with lighting and cultivation equipment. Police said no arrests have been made and inquiries are ongoing to find out who was responsible for the set-up.
The raid was carried out after officers received a tip-off.
PC Kat Stokes from Oswaldtwistle neighbourhood policing team said: “This was a very sophisticated set-up which had clearly been going for some time.
“Someone has been tending to the crop on a regular basis and we are carrying out forensic inquiries to find out who was responsible.
“I would like to thank members of the public for bringing this to our attention and I hope people are reassured that the police do listen to concerns and will take action.”
As well as the sophisticated lighting and water set-up the windows had been covered with carpets.
Officers said anyone with information or concerns about cannabis in their community can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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