Cannabis farm found after blaze at house
ACANNABIS farm with an estimated street value of tens of thousands of pounds was discovered after a house fire, police have revealed.
Fire crews and paramedics were called to reports of a blaze at a bungalow on Victoria Road, Macclesfield, on January 10. Strong winds carried smoke into the nearby A&E department causing patients to be evacuated.
But on arrival firefighters discovered dozens of cannabis plants and growing equipment in the loft and called the police.
The occupant of the house was treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics.
A 23-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and bailed pending further enquiries
Police have released a photo of the cannabis farm, which shows dozens of plants.
In an unrelated incident, police have discovered another drugs operation in Bollington. Police executed a warrant at an address in Princess Drive on February 12. They seized a small number of plants and items relating to drug supply. A 29-yearold man is helping police with their enquiries. The drugs raids are part of Macclesfield police’s ongoing war against drugs in the town.
Sgt Rob Simpson said: “Drugs are a blight on the community – and the repercussions can be widespread. We want to take this opportunity to encourage residents to report drug dealing or any perceived suspicious activity to police on 101.
“Alternatively, information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.” Quote incident number 710 of January 11.
A drugs farm found by police after a fire in Victoria Road, Macclesfield.