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Man, 28, arrested as nearly 500 cannabis plants seized

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A 28-year-old man has been arrested after nearly 500 cannabis plants were seized in Rochdale.

The male has been arrested on suspicion of cultivation of Class B drugs and abstracting electricity. 

Officers executed a warrant at a property on Rooley Moor Road this morning, it follows weeks of intelligence-gathering within the community, including work by PCSOs who regularly patrol the local area.

Approximately 200 plants were found on the ground floor, along with a further 275 on the first floor.

Police say "remnants of suspected further grows" were also found, including various paraphernalia, power packs, and other growing materials.

PC Giblin, from GMP's Rochdale neighbourhood team, said: "We are committed to acting on intelligence when we get it and we take any reports we receive very seriously.

"This was a great result for our neighbourhood team and I hope this morning's warrant shows that we are determined to keep the streets of Rochdale safe."

Enquiries are ongoing. 

Anyone with any information about the property on Rooley Moor Road - or any other queries - can make a report by calling police on 101, or via the LiveChat function on GMP's website:

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity – Crimestoppers – on 0800 555 111.

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