More than 500 plants seized from cannabis farm

Police discovered a huge haul of cannabis plants at a Blackpool house after they were tipped off by members of the public.

Thursday, 17th August 2017, 5:13 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:21 pm
PC John Kingsley-Mills, right, with leading officer Jess Cooper, retrieving around 500 cannabis plants from a house on Edgeton Road
PC John Kingsley-Mills, right, with leading officer Jess Cooper, retrieving around 500 cannabis plants from a house on Edgeton Road

Officers seized more than 500 plants from an address on Egerton Road after forcing access to the property at around 11.50am yesterday.

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PC John Kingsley-Mills, who was among those who discovered the factory, said: “This is much bigger than what we normally see. We do get little operations often with just a few plants, but something like this is quite substantial.”

A 28-year-old man, Arjel Kodar, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with the production of a class B drug, and is set to appear at Blackpool Magistrates Court tomorrow.