More than 300 cannabis plants seized

The cannabis farm at Richmond Hill, Pemberton
The cannabis farm at Richmond Hill, Pemberton

TWO men have been arrested after police seized more than 300 cannabis plants in Pemberton.

A 31 year old and a 22 year old were both arrested on suspicion of production of a controlled drug after officers raided an address on Richmond Hill in the early hours of Saturday morning (August 17).

Inside, they discovered a large scale cannabis farm. The plants had an estimated street value of over quarter of a million pounds and have since been destroyed.

Detective Inspector Joanne Clawson based at Wigan Police Station said: “This was a large find and thanks to help from the community we have been able to take these drugs off the street.”

“Drugs are a scourge on our local neighbourhoods and we are doing all we can to get rid of them. However, we still need the support from local residents and I would urge them to contact us if they know of anyone who is producing or dealing drugs. Together, we can make our communities a safer place.”

Police say the raid is not connected to a raid on Marsh Green, Marsh Green a week earlier.

Both men have been bailed until November 8.

Anyone with information can phone police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.