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Police raid finds £600,000 cannabis farm in Walton house

Police raid finds £600,000 cannabis farm in Walton house

Police found a cannabis farm worth around £600,000 while investigating reports of a burglary in Walton.

Officers were called out to a house on Pym Street at around 10.30pm on Wednesday night after reports of a break-in. 

Police then found a drug farm with around 150 plants inside.

Police said to the ECHO that the plants had an estimated annual yield of around £600,000.

A 41-year-old man of no fixed address was detained and arrested on suspicion of burglary and cannabis production.  He has since been released under investigation.

Matt Brown, manager of the police’s cannabis dismantling team, said: “The estimated annual yield of these plants would have been around £600,000 and thankfully, these drugs have now been prevented from reaching our communities.

“Criminal groups involved in the growing of cannabis are often involved in other serious organised crime and will use any property they can, often in the heart of our communities, to grow cannabis.

“No one wants to live or work next door to a cannabis farm and I would appeal to the public to continue to give us information so we can take action, recover the drugs and put those responsible before the courts.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref. 19100371102 orcontact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.

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