Two men have been arrested by Merseyside Police following the seizure of more than 700 cannabis plants in Kirkdale yesterday.

At around 10am officers seized 524 plants and a large amount of green vegetable matter after executing a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at an address on Stanley Road.

While executing the warrant, officers noticed suspicious activity in an adjoining address on Orwell Road and entered the property.

A cannabis farm spread across six rooms was found inside with a total of 253 plants and paraphernalia which was dismantled and seized by the Cannabis Dismantling Team (CDT).

Two men, aged 23 and 47, both of no fixed address, were arrested on suspicion of cannabis production and have been taken into custody for questioning.

Cannabis Dismantling Team Manager Matt Brown said: “Finding and dismantling cannabis farms, and making them safe for the sake of neighbouring properties is absolutely vital for the communities we serve.

“Cannabis farms grown in residential locations cause a substantial risk of fire and flood not only to the property they have been grown in, but those around it too.

“We also know that organised crime groups are involved in their production and can bring violent crime to the areas they set their farms up in.

“Nobody wants to live close to such risk, so keep aware of the signs, come to us with any suspicions, and we’ll take action.”

If you have any information about suspected drug production in your area, please contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

Photo credit: Merseyside Police


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