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Woman arrested and cannabis farm and drugs recovered following warrant in Wavertree

We have arrested a woman and recovered a cannabis farm and cocaine following a warrant in Wavertree this morning, Monday 14 January.

At around 10am, officers gained entry to a house in Westdale Road (off Picton Road) and located a cannabis farm numbering 10 immature cannabis plants, suspected cocaine and evidence of suspected electricity abstraction.

A 47-year-old woman from Wavertree was arrested at the scene on suspicion of production of cannabis, possession of cocaine and abstracting electricity and has been taken to custody for questioning.

Matt Brown, Manager of our specialist Cannabis Dismantling Team, said: "Although this is only a small set-up, we believe that the electricity has nonetheless been bridged, causing a real fire risk to those in the area.

"Large or small, cannabis farms cause risk to those close by so if you suspect that such a location has been set up close to your home, come forward and we will take swift and decisive action to make your community safe from the risk of organised crime, fire and flood."

“Nobody wants to live close to these death traps, so please be aware of the signs that someone may have a cannabis farm near to you and let us know. We will act on all in information to remove them and make the communities safer.”

Some of the signs that cannabis is being grown are:

  • Strange smells and sounds
    • Frequent and varied visitors to a property, often at unusual times
    • Gardening equipment being taken into a property, such as plant pots, fertiliser, fans and industrial lighting
    • Windows are sealed and covered or the curtains are permanently closed
    • Heat from an adjoining property
    • Birds gathering on a roof in cold weather
    • Individually these activities may seem commonplace, however, together may indicate something more sinister
  • Anyone with information on suspected cannabis farms in their area is asked to contact the social media desk @MerPolCC, call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111. You can also use their online form at:


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