A 54-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of cannabis production and abstracting electricity after police discovered 283 marijuana plants spread across six rooms, including some lazing in the bath. Smell of weed and sound of fans lead police to $1 million illegal grow-op Reported robbery kicks off police probe that leads to massive cannabis find Two people, including a 15-year-old, arrested in connection with cannabis grow worth $10.3 million Executing a Misuse of Drugs Act Warrant this week, officers with the Merseyside Police ultimately found hundreds of plants at various stages of growth, notes a statement from the Merseyside Police . Upon questioning the accused while he was in custody, information was received and police carried out two additional warrants on two homes. Across the two addresses, officers recovered about 150 mature cannabis plants and 60 saplings. “The production of cannabis presents massive risks to those unfortunate enough to find themselves living close by,” targeted policing inspector Emma Haffenden says in the statement. “It can also present the threat of fire and flooding, and can harm communities with links to organized crime,” Haffenden continues. “We will continue to target those criminals who care more for the money they believe they can make than for the welfare of people around them,” she says, asking that members of the public report suspicious activity. These include strange smells and sounds coming from the property, frequent and varied visitors to a property, often at unusual times and heat from an adjoining property. Upon conviction, supplying or producing cannabis can result in as long as 14 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both.
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