A house in Fulwood, Preston has been uncovered by Preston Police to have an enormous cannabis farm of 240 plants.
Last night police revealed that one man was arrested after a cannabis farm was discovered.
A statement on social media from a Preston Police spokesman said, “Your local Neighbourhood Policing Team have been busy today after we attended an address in Fulwood and were treated with a nice surprise!
“A fully set-up cannabis farm was uncovered with in excess of 240 plants growing inside. The male occupant was even friendly enough to try and run out the back door and over the back fence without saying ‘hello’, it’s safe to say he was quickly detained and arrested.
“He is currently sat in custody awaiting interview.
“Cannabis cultivation affects the local and wider community by often exploiting vulnerable adults and children who are involved in the dealing of such drugs.
“Discovering set-ups such as this allows us to take positive action against the drug trade and keeps a large amount of drugs off the streets of Preston which is worth a substantial amount of money.”
Simple possession of cannabis, which is a Class B drug in the UK, can land an offender up to five years in prison.