Police seize drugs worth £24,000 in Chorley

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Cannabis plants with a street value of over £20,000 have been discovered following a raid at a house in Chorley.

Police received information from neighbours of the property in Piling Lane that there was a strong smell of cannabis coming from the address.

As a result the Chorley South East neighbourhood policing team executed a search warrant on Sunday evening.

Inside the property officers discovered 62 mature cannabis plants being grown, with an estimated street value of over £24,000.

A 27-year old-man from Chorley was being questioned yesterday in a voluntary attendance interview for producing Class B drug cannabis and abstracting electricity.

Sergeant Kevin Mountain, from Chorley Police, praised members of the public for ringing the police with information.

He said: “This cannabis was discovered after a number of calls from members of the community who had concerns.

“If you have information about illegal drug activity in your area, let us know. Tell-tale signs of growing cannabis include strong smells and taped up doors and windows at the address.

“If you have information about suspected cannabis cultivation contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

A 27-year old-man from Chorley has been questioned in a voluntary attendance interview for producing Class B drug cannabis and abstracting electricity.

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