Police close down Moreton cannabis farm

On Thursday, 23 May, acting on community intelligence, Merseyside Police Neighbourhood Policing Team officers who cover the Moreton area located a cannabis farm in Digg Lane, Moreton.

A total of 378 plants were recovered from the address.

To learn how to spot the signs of cannabis cultivation and tell police what you know anonymously, visit the below Crimestoppers information page at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/keeping-safe/community-family/cannabis-cultivation

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.

Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

Image: Merseyside Police

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