Cannabis factory discovered at Warrington farm Date published: 19th February 2016 2.45pm

Officers from Warrington Local Policing Team have discovered a large scale Cannabis farm on a farm in Appleton.


The factory was discovered in stables at a farm on Arley Road, Appleton, on Friday 19 February 2019, after officer conducted a warrant at the premises.


Inspector Matt Durcan from Warrington LPU said: “Over 200 Cannabis plants of varying stages of growth have been recovered from inside the premises. This is a great result as we believe that these drugs could well have been destined for the streets of Warrington or further afield.

A 39-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the incident; he is currently being dealt with in police custody.


Inspector Durcan added: “We know what negative impact illegal drug use and supply can have on the community and it is an issue we take extremely seriously. Members of the public can rest assured that our efforts in this area will continue.

“Information from members of the public is vital in the fight against drug related crime. Drug use and supply is an issue of concern for the local community and we continue to do all we can to put a stop to this sort of activity.

“Drug related activity is not acceptable and local officers will continue to react swiftly and positively to any information in relation to drug related crime in the area. Members of the public are urged to report any suspicious activity in their area by contacting Cheshire Police on 101.”

Alternatively information can be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.