Cannabis farm bust in Rock Ferry

Merseyside Police has yesterday, Wednesday 11 August, recovered a cannabis farm in Rock Ferry.

At around 6.45pm officers executed a warrant at an address on Gothic Street. A cannabis farm consisting of 150 plants across five rooms was recovered.

The premises was made safe by our the Cannabis Dismantling Team. Enquiries are ongoing to locate those responsible.

Matthew Northey from the Cannabis Dismantling Team said, “Thanks to our officers, a large cannabis farm is no longer putting the community at risk of fire and flood, as well as violence and criminal exploitation.

“No law abiding person wants to live next-door to such death-traps and we do all we can to make the streets safer.

“Keep your eyes, ears and noses open to the signs that cannabis is being grown where you live and work and we will keep taking action. All information helps the work we do, so make us aware and we’ll be there.”

Matt Brown, head of our Cannabis Dismantling Team, explains how you can spot signs of cannabis being grown near where you live

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.


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