Arrest following discovery of cannabis farm in Chorley

Police have arrested a man following the discovery of a substantial cannabis grow in Chorley.

Yesterday, (Monday, 26th February) officers executed a warrant at an address on Ashfield Road following community intelligence.

Once inside, they discovered around 200 cannabis plants across five rooms in the address.

A 42 year old of no fixed abode is under arrest on suspicion of cannabis cultivation and is currently in custody.

Operation Warrior is Lancashire Police’s response to tackling serious and organised crime in Lancashire and delivering on Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden's Fighting Crime Plan priority of disrupting and dismantling organised crime.

It aims to target the individuals and gangs involved in crime, as well as associated issues such as violence and intimidation, large scale drug supply, exploitation, and fraud, all of which can cause serious harm to local communities.

If you have any concerns or information about crime happening in your area, you can report this by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency, online or anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111.

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