We have arrested a man and recovered a large quantity of drugs following the discovery of a cannabis farm in Liverpool today, Friday, 30 August.
Officers attended a property on County Road at around 1.45pm following reports of a cannabis farm at the address.
On arrival, a total of 322 cannabis plants were discovered, with an estimated annual yield of around £1,288,000.
A 28-year-old man from Liverpool was arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis. He has been taken to a local police station for questioning.
Cannabis Dismantling team manager, Matt Brown said: "Today’s activity has resulted in the recovery of around £1.2 million worth of cannabis which has now thankfully been prevented from reaching our communities.
“Criminal groups involved in the growing of cannabis are often involved in other serious organised crime however with the help of our communities, we can stop these groups, who are only interested in making money, from turning houses into potential death traps. Nobody wants to live or work next door to these places and we would ask that if you believe someone is using a property for this purpose, please tell us so we can take positive action and find those responsible for setting them up."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 19100488510 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.