Police seize £250,000 worth of cannabis from Wigan home after raids uncover huge marijuana farm

By Aisha Valli

A cannabis farm with an estimated value of more than £250,000 was seized from a Wigan home on Saturday.

Two men were arrested after 300 cannabis plants were found at an address on Richmond Hill, Pemberton after officers executed a drug warrant at the address and discovered a large scale marijuana farm.

The plants which have since been destroyed are said to have had an estimated street value of over a quarter of a million pounds.

Detective Inspector Joanne Clawson based at Wigan Police Station said: “This was a large find and thanks to help from the community we have been able to take these drugs off the street.

“Drugs are a scourge on our local neighbourhoods and we are doing all we can to get rid of them.  However, we still need the support from local residents and I would urge them to contact us if they know of anyone who is producing or dealing drugs.  Together, we can make our communities a safer place to live and work.”

The street price of drugs is what influences people to get involved. However, the arrests following the drug seizures are a way of encouraging people to stop and not get caught up in this illegal business. 

The police are working with local residents to track down drug dealers, carrying out a series of raids a week, in an attempt to make our communities safer.

A 31-year-old man and 22-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of production of a controlled class B drug. Both men have been bailed until November 8 pending further inquiries.

Anyone with information can phone police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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