Drugs haul worth thousands found in Chorley bedroom

A large number of cannabis plants has been discovered by police in a property in Chorley.

Chorley Police said community intelligence led them to the haul of 82 mature plants at an address on Preston Road, Clayton-le-Woods.

Cannabis plants found in a property on Preston Road, Clayton-le-Woods, by police.

Cannabis plants found in a property on Preston Road, Clayton-le-Woods, by police.

It is understood the street value of the plants would have run into tens of thousands of pounds.

The plants filled two bedrooms of the property.

A man is now helping police with their inquiries which are ongoing.

The discovery was made at around 7.30pm on Monday.

Community beat manager Jim Colclough attended the property and discovered it and several more officers attended to assist with the collection of evidence and removal.

Sgt Kevin Mountain

Sgt Kevin Mountain, of the Chorley neighbourhood policing team, described the value of the find as “significant” and said information from the community was vital in tracing such crimes.

He explained: “Community beat manager Jim Colclough attended the property and discovered it and several more officers attended to assist with the collection of evidence and removal.

“The male occupant is helping with inquiries at the moment. There’s an ongoing investigation.”

He added: “It’s vital, We do rely on the community providing us with information.

“There’s a number of impacts of this type of activity - smells and fumes going through walls and you have to take into account that electricity is often being by-passed, which could be a danger as it is not being done by a professional installer.

“So there’s the safety as well as legal aspect to consider.”

He revealed: “It was a significant amount of drugs which would have found itself onto the streets of Chorley.”

Chorley Police posted the find - including a video they made of the plants in the property - on their Facebook page with this message: “This indoor gardener will not be best pleased to know that the fruits of his labour will be going up in smoke, but not in the way he had hoped!”

Police said if anyone has any information about drugs in their area, they can contact their neighbourhood policing team on 01257 246225.

Or they can get in touch with Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.