Police uncover large cannabis farm at property in Oldham

By Adam Maidment

A large cannabis farm was discovered by police at a property in Oldham.

Officers from Greater Manchester Police's St Mary's local policing team in Oldham executed a Section 23 Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at an address on Hill Close in Roundthorn.

Upon entering the premises, a large cannabis farm with 66 cannabis plants were discovered.

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Police are now investigating the incident.

In a statement, GMP Oldham said: “The St Mary's Policing Team have carried out a Section 23 Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at an address on Hill Close in the Roundthorn area of Oldham.

Police executed a Section 23 Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at an address on Hill Close in Roundthorn. (GMP)

“A cannabis farm was discovered with a total 66 cannabis plants were found at the address.”

In the last month, police have found a number of cannabis farms across Greater Manchester.

A farm c ontaining around £1 million worth of cannabis was discovered at an address in Bury.

After initially responding to reports of a flood, officers found five rooms and a loft space being used to grow the class-B drug.

Near Wigan, officers discovered a 'sophisticated cannabis cultivation' at a property in Skelmersdale where more than 100 cannabis plants were seized.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers - anonymously - on 0800 555 111.

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