Mereside road cannabis factory raid
The discovery came yesterday, Monday 14th September, at approximately 4.30pm, following a tip-off from a local resident.
Officers attended the address and arrested two Vietnamese men, aged 20 and 29, for cultivation of cannabis and on suspicion of being illegal immigrants. Two local people, a man aged 41 and a woman aged 48, have also been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the production of class B drugs.
Inspector Kate Woods from the Knutsford Neighbourhood Policing Unit said:
“At the moment we believe the number of cannabis plants being farmed at the property to be in excess of 1,000. Officers are currently investigating the circumstances behind the cultivation of these plants and how the individuals concerned came to be at the property. We would like to thank local residents for their vigilance and support during this investigation.”
Anyone who has suspicions that a property in their area is being used for the cultivation of cannabis is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 0845 458 0000