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Officers make cannabis find
CANNABIS plants were discovered by police in woodland near Alsager thanks to a tip off from the public.
Crewe neighbourhood policing unit (NPU) officers found a number of mature plants in woods near Oakhanger on the afternoon of Friday, August 24.
PC Andy Kent and PC Warren Davison recovered the find.
PC Kent said: "After fighting through bracken up to six foot high and searching the woodland we found 10 cannabis plants that had been purposefully planted and were quite obviously being tendered to by someone.
"They are well off the beaten track and had grown quite successfully. Someone has spent a considerable amount of their time in these woods and may have been spotted attending regularly to the site which is off Taylors Lane."
PC Kent added: "Cannabis is a Class B drug and any person found cultivating it can face up to 14 years imprisonment at Crown Court.
"Crewe NPU are committed to tackling the increase in domestic cannabis growers and also larger scale operations.
“I would urge anyone with information about the person responsible for this cannabis crop to either contact PC Kent or PC Davidson at Crewe Police station on 101."
Information can also be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.