Raid on Blackpool terraced house unearths £150k drug farm

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The sophisticated set-up was spread across ‘adjoining properties on the same street’

Police have seized drugs worth £150,000

Police have seized drugs worth £150,000

Drugs worth a total of £150,000 have been seized by police following a raid at a terraced property in Blackpool.

Officers executed a warrant at the address and found hundreds of plants growing inside.

The sophisticated set-up spread across ‘adjoining properties on the same street’ and included lights, fans and other growing equipment.

They also found the electricity meter had been tampered with and bypassed.

Andrew Snowden, Lancashire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner, joined officers on the raid last Thursday (May 20).

This morning he released pictures of the drugs haul and made a pledge to working along police to ‘disrupt and tackle organised crime’.

Andrew Snowden, Lancashire's new Police and Crime Commissioner, speaking to an officer involved in the raid

Andrew Snowden, Lancashire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner, speaking to an officer involved in the raid

A post on the LPCC Facebook page this morning (May 24) read: “Last Thursday, Andrew joined officers on a drugs warrant in Blackpool where £150k worth of drugs were recovered.

“Criminals had bypassed the electricity meter with clear signs of not only endangering the household itself but also adjoining properties on the same street.

“As Commissioner, Andrew is committed to working alongside the Constabulary to disrupt and tackle organised crime and to bring criminals to justice.”

The name of the street has not been disclosed and no arrests have been reported.