Two arrested after suspected cannabis farm is discovered

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences after officers found a suspected cannabis farm in a house in Wirksworth.

Officers attended an address in Water Lane and found what is believed to be a large quantity of cannabis and growing equipment inside the property.

A 62-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of producing a class B controlled drug. Both have been bailed pending further enquiries.

The suspected drugs were discovered by police during a visit to the property at around 12.50pm on Monday.

Sergeant Adam Bryan, from Matlock Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “I’d urge anyone who has information relating to suspected drug production, dealing or other activity to call police and let us know so we can work to keep our communities safe.”

To speak to police, call 101 or 999 in an emergency.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers, which is completely anonymous, on 0800 555 111.