POLICE arrested a 34-year-old man after discovering a cannabis farm at his Winsford home.
The suspected drug dealer was snared after fleeing from officers during a routine stop check on Woodford Lane on Monday afternoon, November 10.
He was traced to a house at Leaf Grove later the same day. Upon entry police noticed the smell of cannabis and, after searching the garage, discovered a false wall concealing 23 cannabis plants and specialist lighting equipment.
Less than three weeks ago two men were arrested after more than 500 cannabis plants were found in two underground concrete chambers during a raid at a house off Swanlow Lane.
Insp Dave Snasdell, head of Winsford Neighbourhood Policing Unit, claims the recent discoveries should act as a warning to dealers.
He said: “This is the second such find in just under a month and shows that we are taking action against those who supply and use illegal drugs in Winsford.
“The discovery was something of a surprise, but represents excellent work by the officers who carried out the initial stop check and the subsequent search.”
He added: “My officers are committed to tackling the supply of illegal drugs and our recent activity has shown that we will not hesitate to take action wherever and whenever necessary. Illegal drugs have no place in Winsford.”
The 34-year-old was arrested on suspicion of drugs offences and for failing to appear at a previous court hearing. He was released on bail pending further enquiries.