Cannabis plants found in every room of house

Cannibas plants found in house on Lumb Lane, Wainstalls, Halifax
Cannibas plants found in house on Lumb Lane, Wainstalls, Halifax

A HOUSE with suspected cannabis plants in every room was uncovered by a police raid.

More than 400 plants were found in total when officers swooped on the house in Lumb Lane in Wainstalls on Tuesday executing a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

The plants found were in various stages of growth, and growing equipment was also discovered.

Officers from Halifax North and East neighbourhood policing team carried out the raid with officers from West Yorkshire Police’s Operations Support Division.

They also found that the electricity supply had been tampered with.

A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis.

Sergeant Dionne Stratford, from the neighbourhood policing team, said: “It’s extremely rare for us to find so many cannabis plants during one of our warrants.

“We would like to thank the members of the public who provided police with information which lead to the closure of this substantial cannabis farm.

“The discovery enabled us to take a large amount of drugs off the streets of Halifax and we would encourage the public to continue to contact us with any information they may have.”

Officers dismantling the cannabis farm also discovered a large amount of plant feed and compost which they now intend to donate to local schools that have garden areas. Anyone with concerns about people cultivating cannabis in their area can call their neighbourhood policing team on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers, where information can be passed on anonymously, on 0800 555111.