Tip-off leads police to Blackburn cannabis factory
A cannabis factory believed to be worth about £300,000 to drug dealers has been uncovered in Blackburn.
Officers found 600 plants, each with an estimated street value of £500, in a house along with a heating, lighting, watering and air filtration system.
It was uncovered when Lancashire Police entered the property on Bolton Road earlier.
A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion being concerned in the production of cannabis.
Sgt Paul Schofield said the raid followed tip-offs from members of the local community.
"It was a highly sophisticated set-up and is one of the most substantial finds in Blackburn in recent times," he added.
"Lancashire's residents can now be reassured that a substantial amount of cannabis is off the streets."