UK: Man charged after ‘extensive and sophisticated cannabis grow’ found in former Home Bargains store

A man has been charged after police discovered an extensive cannabis grow spanning several floors inside a former Home Bargains store.

On Thursday, police raided the former discount shop after concerns had been raised by members of the public.

Officers say that inside was an ‘extensive and sophisticated grow’ with a ‘significant’ potential street value.

One man was arrested, charged, and was due to appear before magistrates on Friday.

A spokesperson for the police said: “On Thursday March 4, Lancaster and Morecambe Intel Unit with support from our Target Team and Local Policing Teams executed a warrant on Euston Road at the site of the former Home Bargains.

“This was following concerns raised by members of the public.

“Inside was an extensive and sophisticated suspected cannabis grow over several floors with a significant potential street value.

“One man was arrested inside the building and following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Sokol Xheka, 37, was charged with cannabis cultivation.


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