Routine arrest leads police to three bedroom cannabis farm

Merseyside Police have uncovered another "well-established" cannabis farm after the routine arrest of a man caught in possession of three bags of the drug.

Approximately 175 plants spread across three bedrooms and the attic space were found at an address on Edge Lane Drive after police carried out a search following the arrest.

Police tweeted on Monday: "Following the arrest of a male found in possession of 3 bags of cannabis, officers carried out a section 18 (5) PACE search of an address on Edge Lane Drive and found a well-established cannabis farm of approximately 175 plants spread across 3 bedrooms and the attic space."

This latest find comes after a 41-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of drug offences after police spotted a car being driven dangerously in Wavertree on Saturday.

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The car was then searched and she was found to be in possession of over 1,000 containers suspected of being used to distribute cannabis.

A subsequent search of her house in Dingle was carried out resulted in police uncovering a large amount of cannabis disguised as "legal highs" worth around £7,000-£8,000, and a large quantity of money hidden in the fridge and drugs paraphernalia.

Cannabis farm found at an address on Edge Lane after routine arrest of a man caught with three bags of the drug

The woman was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs and possession of criminal property.

Earlier last week two massive cannabis farms were found within 24 hours of each other.

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The first being a cannabis farm worth almost £2million following a raid after a tip-off from neighbours.

On Thursday 9 April, officers found the huge operation inside a property on Bentley Road, in Toxteth, believed it to be worth around £1.8 million a year.

459 cannabis plants, across 13 rooms, were discovered after they burst into the property shortly after 10am and arrested four men.

This discovery was made less than 24 hours after officers found a man hiding among a £3.5million cannabis farm in the Baltic Triangle.

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Police raided a property on Flint Street at around 9am on Tuesday April 8, where they discovered 884 cannabis plants.

A 32-year-old man was found hiding inside the property and was arrested on suspicion of the production of cannabis.

He has since been released pending further investigation.

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