A SUSPECTED drug cultivator registered an ‘epic fail’ after his mistaken 999 call inadvertently lead police to an £18,000 cannabis farm.

Crewe neighbourhood policing unit caught the lucky break shortly before 2pm on Monday, June 16, after police received an abandoned emergency call.

Officers were dispatched to an address in Haweswater Avenue, Leighton, to check on the welfare of caller.

On arrival, it emerged that the occupant of the property had dialled in error.

However, a large number of suspected cannabis plants were discovered in the front room of the house.

18 plants, each with an estimated street value of £1,000, were seized.

A post on Crewe neighbourhood policing unit’s Twitter account said: “Epic fail of the day goes to the man in Crewe who rang 999 by accident. We arrived to check he was safe... and found his cannabis farm!”

A 42-year-old local man has been arrested in connection with the discovery.

Local beat manager, PC Shelley Woods, said: "The circumstances around this call being made beggars belief.

“We don′t often find people in this position as accommodating to police enquiries.”

Anyone with information on drugs supply should call the Cheshire Police non emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.