Man arrested over Lancaster cannabis factory

Cannabis factory
Image caption Officers raided the property after a complaint from a member of the public

A 31-year-old man has been arrested after police discovered a cannabis factory in the cellar of a house in Lancaster.

Officers raided the property on Derby Road on Thursday after a complaint of a smell coming from the property.

Fifty cannabis plants estimated to be worth £20,000 were seized in the drugs raid by Lancashire Police.

The man has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Insp Sheralee Duckworth said it was a member of the public's observation which led to the discovery of the cannabis factory.

She said: "This highlights the importance of people alerting us to any suspicions they may have about drugs and drug dealing in their neighbourhoods."

In a separate raid, cannabis plants estimated to be worth £12,800 were also seized from a house in Preston after residents reported a smell and suspicious activity.

Thirty two plants along with a lighting and hydroponic set-up were found in the bedroom of a property in Hopwood Street.

No arrests have been made.

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