A SAMURAI sword was found by police at an address at which officers noted a strong smell of cannabis coming from. 

As the Star reported, a man was arrested after a cannabis farm and a large weapon were found on Monday evening at the property in Prescot.

Police have released more details in relation to the arrest.

At around 8.30pm on Monday, July 17, officers noticed a strong smell of cannabis coming from an address in Prescot.  

When officers entered the property, they found two bedrooms containing 10 juvenile plants and 23 more mature plants.

A large Samurai sword was also discovered along with larger amounts of cannabis in bags. 

St Helens Star: Police have found a cannabis farm at a property in PrescotPolice have found a cannabis farm at a property in Prescot (Image: Merseyside Police)

A 26-year-old man from Prescot was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug and production of cannabis.

The investigation is ongoing. 

READ > Police called as 'men with weapons' cause disturbance in the street

Superintendent Karl Baldwin said: “Our officers quickly arrested a man who was storing drugs and a Samurai Sword in his own home.  
“Cultivating drugs and storing weapons can result in devastating consequences. This latest arrest is another example of our relentless efforts to keep neighbourhoods safe.

“Cannabis Farms pose a serious risk of fire and flooding. Too often, this risk has become reality.

“If you spot any signs that cannabis is being grown near where you live and work please let us know so that we can continue to take action. Any information helps residents and the work we do, so make us aware and we will investigate.”

If you suspect that any drugs are being produced or supplied in your area please contact @MerPolCC.

Police have issued some of the signs that cannabis is being grown. These include:

  • Strange smells and sounds
  • Frequent and varied visitors to a property, often at unusual times
  • Gardening equipment being taken into a property, such as plant pots, fertiliser, fans and industrial lighting
  • Windows are sealed and covered or the curtains are permanently closed
  • Heat from an adjoining property
  • Birds gathering on a roof in cold weather

Individually these activities may seem commonplace, however, together may indicate something more suspicious

  • Anyone with information on suspected drug production or criminal activity in their community can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.