POLICE have named a man they have charged after the uncovered a large cannabis farm and plants "ready to sell" at a St Helens town centre property.

The Star reported after the  cannabis farm was discovered at a property in Corporation Street, on Thursday, November 23.

Officers attended an address and found around 100 cannabis plants along with older plants in the process of being harvested, and several large bags of cannabis "ready for sale". 

The electricity meter had been abstracted without authority and Scottish Power attended to make the electrics safe. 

A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis, possession with intent to supply class B drugs and abstracting electricity without authority and remains in police custody.

Police added the premises was made safe by the force's Cannabis Dismantling Team.

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A Merseyside Police spokeswoman confirmed that they have since charged a suspect with cultivating cannabis, Class B drug dealing and abstracting electricity without authority.

Mantas Matusevicius, 31, of College Street, St Helens has been charged with cultivating cannabis, possession with intent to supply class B drugs and abstracting electricity without authority.

St Helens Star: The 31-year-old appeared at Liverpool, Knowsley & St Helens Magistrates' Court on SaturdayThe 31-year-old appeared at Liverpool, Knowsley & St Helens Magistrates' Court on Saturday (Image: St Helens Star)

He appeared at Liverpool, Knowlsey and St Helens Magistrates' Court on Saturday, November 25.

The 31-year-old was remanded into custody until his next appearance on December 21 at the magistrates' court.