Large cannabis crop found in Blackpool as taskforce targets cultivators

A home cultivating a large cannabis crop has been raided in Blackpool this morning (February 10).

Monday, 10th February 2020, 12:29 pm
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 12:35 pm
Police in Blackpool have today (February 10) executed a drugs warrant in the Lytham Road area where it has discovered a large cannabis factory

The so-called 'cannabis factory' was discovered after officers executed a drugs warrant at a home in the Lytham Road area.

Lancashire Police has not disclosed whether any arrests have been made during the raid, or how much the crop is believed to be worth.

The force has been approached for more information.

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It is one of a number of raids by taskforces across Lancashire recently, with cannabis crops seized from homes in Blackpool, Preston and East Lancashire.

Last week, two men and a 15-year-old boy were remanded in custody after police found more than 1,000 cannabis plants at an industrial unit in Bispham.

Police said the potential street value of the plants had been estimated at more than £1million.