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£140k cannabis factory raided in Winwick
1:59pm Wednesday 13th February 2013 in News
POLICE have uncovered a cannabis factory containing plants with a street value of £140,000 in Winwick Park.
They raided the property on Austen Drive, which was empty at the time, at 7am on Monday.
They found 125 plants which officers say would have had a street vale of £140,000.
Inspector Rob Dickinson, who has recently taken over at Warrington West Neighbourhood Policing Unit, said: “This has been a significant find and fortunately, we have been able to put a stop to it.
"The warrant was executed following information, which was passed on by members of the public, and, as a result, a substantial amount of illegal drugs that could have been destined for the streets have been taken out of circulation.
"Warrington West NPU is committed to tackling all forms of criminal activity and anti-social behaviour in the area.
"Illegal drugs can have a major impact on an area and it is an issue we take extremely seriously.
"Anyone with any information in relation to drug related activity in Warrington is urged to call Cheshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”