Huge cannabis farm in Rossendale rumbled by off-duty police officer

yellow leaf plant lot near a green field during daytime

A large scale cannabis farm with hundreds of plants has been uncovered at a mill in Rossendale.

The discovery was made by an off-duty police officer at the Isle of Man Mill on Burnley Road East in Water.

Officers found more than 700 plants spread across two floors after gaining entry to the building yesterday afternoon (September 1).

The electricity meter is understood to have been bypassed.

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Lancashire Police said it was a ‘large scale cannabis set up’ and is in the process of being dismantled.

No arrests have been made.

B&E Boys, who are understood to own the building, were unavailable for comment when contacted by LancsLive.

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A police spokesperson said: “An off-duty police officer came across the cannabis set up on Burnley Road East at 12.50pm yesterday.

“It is a large scale cannabis set-up with over 700 plants.

“No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log number 660 of September 1.

It comes after a £4.5m drugs factory was found in Oswaldtwistle last Wednesday – one of the biggest ever drug seizures in the county – and another set-up in Accrington with more than 200 plants was found yesterday.

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