Two people have been arrested after police seized a cannabis farm from a house in Little Budworth.
Officers from Western Rural Neighbourhood Policing Unit uncovered an estimated 500 plants, the third cannabis farm in the past week, just after 9am yesterday (Wednesday, February 18) following a drugs warrant on the property in Mill Lane.
A 52-year-old woman and a 48-year-old man have been arrested in relation to the incident and are currently being held in police custody.
Inspector Keith Curbishley from Western Rural Neighbourhood Policing Unit said: “We estimate that more than 500 cannabis plants of varying stages of growth have been recovered from these premises.
“This is a great result as we believe that these drugs could well have been destined for the streets of Cheshire.
“This is the third cannabis farm that Cheshire police has discovered in the past week, and it shows that we are taking action against illegal drugs.
“We know what negative impact illegal drug use and supply can have on the community and it is an issue we take extremely seriously.
“Members of the public can rest assured that our efforts in this area will continue.”
He added: “Information from members of the public is vital in the fight against drug related crime. Drug use and supply is an issue of concern for the local community and we continue to do all we can to put a stop to this sort of activity.
“Drug-related activity is not acceptable and local officers will continue to react swiftly and positively to any information in relation to drug related crime in the area.
“Members of the public are urged to report any suspicious activity in their area by contacting Cheshire police on 101.”
Alternatively, information can be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.