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Arrests following drugs seizure
Monday 19th August, 2013

Police arrested two men after over 300 cannabis plants were found in Wigan.

In the early hours of Saturday 17 August 2013, officers executed a drugs warrant at an address on Richmond Hill, Pemberton.

Inside, they discovered a large scale cannabis farm. The plants had an estimated street value of over quarter of a million pounds and have since been destroyed.

A 31-year-old man and 22-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of production of a controlled drug .

Both have been bailed until 8 November 2013, pending further inquiries.

Detective Inspector Joanne Clawson based at Wigan Police Station said: “This was a large find and thanks to help from the community we have been able to take these drugs off the street."

“Drugs are a scourge on our local neighbourhoods and we are doing all we can to get rid of them. However, we still need the support from local residents and I would urge them to contact us if they know of anyone who is producing or dealing drugs. Together, we can make our communities a safer place to live and work.”

Anyone with information can phone police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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