Stun gun-wielding man arrested after police raid £70,000 cannabis farm in Farnworth house
A £70,000 CANNABIS farm was discovered in a Farnworth home.
Police raided the privately-rented house in Pansy Road at 8.20am yesterday following a tip-off and discovered 37 plants.
A man, who was believed to be living at the property, was arrested on suspicion of cannabis production with intent to supply.
He was also arrested for the suspected possession of a stun-gun and for abstracting electricity by by-passing the electricity meter. The plants, which police believe had been growing for 14 weeks and were two weeks away from being harvested, were found in an upstairs bedroom.
In a sophisticated set-up, the bedroom had lights, fans, watering equipment and an air filtration system to stop smells from getting out.
Officers said all the evidence suggested the plants had been grown from the seedling stage.
PC Shaun Vernon, of Farnworth Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We received intelligence that a cannabis farm was at this address and when we executed a warrant we found an adult male at the property.
“Drugs will not be tolerated in our society and as we have shown the police will work with the public and act on information received to bring perpetrators to justice.”
The man was taken to Farnworth police station to be questioned.
Neighbours reacted with shock to the news of the cannabis farm.
One neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: “I’m amazed — I had no idea that sort of thing was going on so nearby.”
Another neighbour said she could smell what she thought might be drugs coming from the house.
She added: “We thought we could maybe smell a whiff of cannabis but we never thought it would be that kind of amount.
“I’m pleased that the police have acted on this.”
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