Locals asked to be on the look out for cannabis farms

High Peak residents are being urged to be on the look out for cannabis farms in the area as part of a Derbyshire Constabulary campaign.

The force are asking locals to help them find cannabis farms that have been set up in their neighbourhood. These farms are used to grow large amounts of the class B drug, which is then cultivated and sold to dealers and drug users.

Last year, 203 cannabis farms were found in Derbyshire, containing a total of 11,522 plants. So far this year, police have discovered 34 farms in the county.

Commercial premises are being used less frequently for growing cannabis while there has been a significant rise in the number of houses being turned into drug farms.

Police are now urging the public to be on the look out for telltale signs of cannabis farms where they live and to report any suspicious behaviour or properties straight away.

To report any suspicious activity, call Derbyshire police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.