'Large-scale' cannabis factory found at Blackburn house
- 31 December 2013
- From the section Lancashire
A cannabis factory with plants worth "several hundred thousand pounds" has been found at a house in Blackburn.
Police raided the address in Shear Brow on Sunday following information from the public. Officers found about 500 mature cannabis plants.
A 19-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested at the property and later charged with production of a controlled Class B drug.
He was remanded to appear at Preston Crown Court in January.
Det Insp Eric Halford described it as a "significant find" and hoped the seizure would "put a dent in the supply chain".