Cannabis Raids on Prescot Properties

By on Friday, February 14, 2014

prescot cannabisPolice discovered cannabis farms in two Prescot properties this morning (Friday 14 February).

A house in New Cross Street contained 101 cannabis plants across three floors, with an estimated street value of £176,000 per annual yield.

Another cannabis-growing operation, with 10 plants, each a foot tall, was discovered in the attic of a house in Kemble Street.

A 26-year-old Prescot man was arrested and is now being questioned.

Merseyside Police conducted the raids after “community intelligence” led them to the premises.

“We take the production of cannabis very seriously,” said Inspector George Phillips. “While it is often perceived as a harmless drug it causes huge problems for our society and we are determined to bring those involved in this drugs trade to justice.

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“Cannabis has a very distinctive smell and we ask anyone who may have any information about the drug being grown to contact us so we can take action against those responsible.”
Similar operations were discovered in St Helens and across Liverpool earlier this week.
Anyone with any information about cannabis being grown in Prescot is asked to call Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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