Disused Crewe factory raided as police seize more than 2,000 cannabis plants

-Credit: (Image: Crewe Police)
-Credit: (Image: Crewe Police)


A large cannabis farm has been uncovered at a disused factory in Crewe. Officers raided the premises of a former printers on Frances Street at around 4pm on Friday, June 7.

Inside, officers discovered that the building had been converted into a 'sophisticated large-scale cannabis farm'. More than 2,000 plants were seized.

No arrests have been made at this stage but officers remain at the scene. Detective Inspector David Jarvis of Crewe CID Unit said, said: "This is a fantastic result which has enabled us to remove a significant quantity of cannabis from the streets of Crewe and further afield.

"The factory had been converted into a sophisticated cannabis farm, with specialist lighting and ventilation systems to maximise the amount of class B drugs being cultivated. In total we believe that the building contained well over 2,000 cannabis plants at various stages of growth, which will all now be destroyed.

More than 2,000 plants were seized from the former factory -Credit:Cheshire Constabulary
More than 2,000 plants were seized from the former factory -Credit:Cheshire Constabulary

"While no arrests have been made at this time, it is clear that a number of people had been living in the premises and as part of our investigation we’re keen to hear from any local residents who believe they may have seen anything suspicious.

"The same goes for anyone with any CCTV or doorbell footage which may aid the investigation." Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 or visit cheshire.police.uk/tell-us, quoting IML 1841929.

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