More than 100 cannabis plants uncovered in latest raid

St Helens Star: More than 100 cannabis plants uncovered in latest raid More than 100 cannabis plants uncovered in latest raid

POLICE have seized more than 110 cannabis plants after discovering two farms in Prescot this morning (Friday, February 14).

Officers executed a warrant at a house on New Cross Street where they found 101 plants across three floors of the property with an estimated street value of around £176,000 per annual yield.

A 26-year-old man from Prescot was arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis after a second farm was discovered in the attic of a house on Kemble Street.

He has been taken to a police station in Merseyside for questioning.

Following community intelligence, officers executed a warrant at the property on Kemble Street and found 10 cannabis plants around 12 inches tall in the loft.

Inspector George Phillips said: "We take the production of cannabis very seriously. While it is often perceived as a harmless drug it causes huge problems for our society and we are determined to bring those involved in this drugs trade to justice.

"Cannabis has a very disctinctive smell and we ask anyone who may have any information about the drug being grown to contact us so we can take action against those responsible."

Anyone with any information about cannabis being grown in Prescot is asked to call Merseyside Police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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2:14pm Fri 14 Feb 14

CVF420 says...

The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing short of an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault.

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The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing short of an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team facebook.com/cvf420 CVF420

8:00am Sat 15 Feb 14

Emjaay says...

When will this ridiculous waste of tax payers money be stopped? People want to be able to buy Cannabis & for that to happen someone has to grow it. This could have been a legal tax paying business providing employment & benefitting the community if the law was more sensible.

GW Pharmaceuticals is permitted to grow tons of the stuff every year in the UK & supply to patients around the world. Amazing what a few million pounds donated to government can do for you!
When will this ridiculous waste of tax payers money be stopped? People want to be able to buy Cannabis & for that to happen someone has to grow it. This could have been a legal tax paying business providing employment & benefitting the community if the law was more sensible. GW Pharmaceuticals is permitted to grow tons of the stuff every year in the UK & supply to patients around the world. Amazing what a few million pounds donated to government can do for you! Emjaay

7:31pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Dr Martin says...

CVF420 wrote:
The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing short of an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault.

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Stoners would hate paying tax for something they pay can readily get tax free
[quote][p][bold]CVF420[/bold] wrote: The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing short of an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team facebook.com/cvf420[/p][/quote]Stoners would hate paying tax for something they pay can readily get tax free Dr Martin

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