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Cannabis factory found in Heysham house

John Freeman
Police discovered a 73-plant cannabis factory at a house in Heysham after residents told officers that they suspected drugs were being sold from the address.

A drugs warrant was executed at the property in Bowland Road by operational support unit officers at 6.40pm on Sunday. Two of the property’s three bedrooms had been converted into a cannabis cultivation set up. Officers seized 73 cannabis plants and a quantity of harvested and prepared cannabis bush, along with a small quantity of suspected amphetamine.

A 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of cultivating a class B drug (cannabis), possessing a class B drug (amphetamine), abstracting electricity and distributing an indecent image.

A police spokesperson said: “Residents had concerns about what was going on at the address and we have acted on those concerns.

“Drug dealing can lead to a whole range of anti-social behaviour and other criminal activities, all of which can make residents’ lives a misery. It will not be tolerated in our communities and we will work together with residents to combat these problems.”