Hyndburn, the cannabis capital of the North?

Accrington Clayton le Moors Crime Watch

Is Hyndburn turning into the cannabis capital of the North? Notably, In Hyndburn, You can choose between Locally grown cannabis or imports! A recent court case has highlighted the issue of cannabis in the Hyndburn area.

Notably, this involved the importation of £3.2m of cannabis to an Oswaldtwistle warehouse. Additionally, a cannabis factory was discovered in a disused Clayton le Moors pub.

The recent case resulted in three local men being jailed. Indeed, They were all charged with Conspiracy to Supply Cannabis Resin and Conspiracy to Supply Herbal Cannabis. In Addition, an industrial unit in Oswaldtwistle was being used as a front to import large amounts of cannabis. Notably, Sentences were in the range of three to four years in prison.

DCI Tim Brown, from East Division, said: “These conspirators all played their individual roles in what was a sophisticated drugs operation, which saw large quantities of cannabis exported into the UK, repackaged and then sold on. The only thing which motivated these men was greed.”

The canabis factory in Clayton Le Moors

Next, more than £12,000 worth of cannabis was found, growing in a house in York close, Clayton le Moors. Importantly, A 32-year-old man was arrested. Additionally, perhaps the most spectacular find was in the disused Wellington pub, also in Clayton le Moors.

Three hundred and twenty-four mature plants worth £162,000 were found in several rooms. Furthermore, the electricity meter had been bypassed to run the heaters.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “Officers from all sections of the Hyndburn Neighbourhood Team dismantled the set-up seizing plants with a street value of over £162,000 along with all the propagation equipment.”

Cannabis farms have also been found in Accrington. Notably, this is not just a local problem.

Drug addiction

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NHS care is available for drug addiction.

The latest figures for the UK indicate that 1 in 11 people have taken drugs over the last year. Moreover, Most drug-taking is in the 16 to 24 age group, with 1 in 5 having tried drugs. Finally, 4.3 % of this age group were classed as frequent drug users.

Cannabis continues to be the most common drug used in the last year among adults aged 16 to 59 years and 16 to 24 years, 7.8% and 18.7% respectively;

Office for national statistics

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