Merseyside Police has launched an investigation after the discovery of a cannabis farm with 140 plants in Hoylake this morning (Tuesday, 27 October).
At about 9.25am, police executed a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at a rented property in Albert Road.
Officers discovered a cannabis farm had been set up at the address in four different rooms, with 140 plants growing in one room and three other rooms adapted for the growing of cannabis.
Merseyside Police’s specialist cannabis dismantling team are in attendance at the address to remove the plants and sophisticated hydroponic growing equipment. The electricity was also found to have been illegally bypassed.
Sergeant Mike Rowntree said: “The room the cannabis was found in alone would have an estimated annual yield of around £560,000. Had the other rooms been brought into use, this figure could have been much more. Thankfully officers have taken action and prevented criminals from making any further financial gain from this property”.
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