Cannabis farm recovered in Anfield
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Officers have seized 1010 cannabis plants following an incident in Anfield yesterday, Wednesday 22 September.
At around 12.15pm officers were called to reports of a cannabis farm at a property on Rocky Lane in Anfield.
Officers entered the property after obtaining a warrant and uncovered a cannabis farm spread across four rooms. Three of the rooms housed large mature plants and equipment whilst the fourth room had a tent inside with several young plants.
Officers seized the 1010 plants and equipment and ensured the property was safe.
Matt Brown, who leads the Cannabis Dismantling Team (CDT), said: “This was a significant hoard of cannabis seized by our officers which will make the local community a safer place, both from the risk of flooding and fire, and from the serious and organised criminals that set the farms up and exploit vulnerable people.
“If you spot any signs that cannabis is being grown near where you live and work please let us know so that we can continue to take action. Any information helps residents and the work we do, so make us aware and we will investigate."
A video in which Matt Brown, Head of our CDT, explains how you can spot signs of cannabis being grown near where you live can be found here - https://youtu.be/rc59i2dsZHM
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.