Cannabis farm found in Fazakerley

Police recovered a cannabis farm in Fazakerley yesterday, Wednesday 5 January. 

At around 9am, officers executed a warrant at an address on Sherwood’s Lane.  A cannabis farm consisting of 189 plants across five rooms was recovered. 

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

Matt Brown, head of our 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.”

A video in which Matt, explains how you can spot signs of cannabis being grown near where you live can be seen below:

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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