St Helens police seized a large number of cannabis plants and weapons following two proactive searches.

Cannabis farm was found at a St Helens property

Officers visited a property on Shaw Street on Wednesday at around 2:30pm following reports the residents were involved in drug crime. A large cannabis farm with around 100 cannabis plants was found in two bedrooms in the property.

An 18-year-old man was found in the upstairs bathroom and was arrested for cultivation of cannabis and extracting electricity.

Following this, officers seized weapons and drugs from a Haydock property early Thursday morning.

Officers visited a house on Manor Road at around 3:00am following reports of stolen vehicles near the property.

Following a search of the house police seized cannabis, nitrous oxide cannisters and a number of weapons. Police also seized two cars and an off-road scrambler bike after suspecting them to be stolen.

Four men were detained by officers and are assisting the ongoing investigation.

Inspector Rob Budden said: “Our proactive patrols are key in finding those involved in criminal activity.”

“Taking drugs and weapons off our streets is crucial in saving lives and I would urge anyone with information to do the right thing and report it to us so we can investigate.”

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