|Arrests following drugs seizure
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.