Large cannabis farm seized following warrant in Litherland
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We have seized around 450 cannabis plants following a warrant in Litherland last night, Thursday 1 July.
Local officers patrolling the area noticed a strong smell of cannabis, tracked down to an unused shop with a flat above on Linacre Road.
A warrant was obtained and a total of 458 plants were located across five rooms, dismantled by our Matrix Cannabis Dismantling Team (CDT), and made safe.
Matt Brown, who heads the CDT, said: “This was a large-scale farm, bringing with it significant risks of fire, flood and violent crime. Thanks to the officers sniffing out the location, the streets of Litherland are a safer place to be. Key is information from those communities, so if you suspect you are living near to a death-trap, let us know.
“Be aware of some of the signs of cannabis growth, and we’ll do the rest.”
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 suspicious
Anyone with information on suspected drug production or criminal activity in their community can contact @MerPolCC, call 101 or come forward anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.