£20,000 cannabis farm found in Burnley house

Cannabis operation found at house in Stafford Street, Burnley
Cannabis operation found at house in Stafford Street, Burnley

A home cannabis operation worth £20,000 has been discovered by police following a community tip off in Burnley.

Officers from the Daneshouse and Stoneyholme neighbourhood police team raided a house on Stafford Street on Friday, May 31st, and found 50 mature plants growing in the upstairs bedrooms.

The action came after police received an anonymous call from a member of the public.

Enquiries are continuing in a bid to find out who was responsible. Anyone with information should contact police.

PCSO Peter Haworth said: “We got there just in time – the plants were about to be harvested and sold on the streets of Burnley.

“We are always thankful to members of the public for coming forward with information and I urge people to continue to call us if they are concerned about drugs in their community.”

The raid follows a similar police operation in April when officers uncovered a £240,000 cannabis haul after stopping two vans in Burnley.

Around 200 potted plants were found when police stopped the vehicles close to the town centre.

Shortly after, they found around 400 plants when officers raided the former McBride’s factory site in Ruskin Street.

Contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.