TWO MEN have been arrested after more than 500 suspected cannabis plants were seized during a raid at a house in Winsford on Friday, October 24.
Police smashed their way into a property off Swanlow Lane and discovered the plants in two specially constructed cellars.
A 46ft HGV trailer, farming equipment and other items believed to have been stolen were also found.
Insp Dave Snasdell, head of Winsford Neighbourhood Policing Unit, said: “This is a great result for us – and for everyone in Winsford. It means a large-scale cannabis production site is now off-line for good.
“We received intelligence that cannabis was being grown, but we didn’t expect the factory set-up that was uncovered.
“We found a static caravan and a metal storage container with young plants in them, but a more thorough search revealed two underground concrete chambers, each around 20m long and four metres wide, which were also filled with cannabis plants in a more advanced stage of growth.
“We’re still awaiting forensic analysis of the plants but there is no doubt that this warrant represents a significant victory as we seek to tackle illegal drugs and their supply in Winsford.”
A 35-year-old from Crewe and a 36-year-old from Winsford were arrested following the raid, and are currently on police bail pending further enquiries.