Around 40 plants were found in the living room and bedroom of the address after police obtained an urgent search warrant. The plants have now been seized along with cultivation equipment including lights and fans.
No-one was at the property at the time although enquiries continue to find out who was responsible. Anyone with information should contact the police.
PCSO Butterworth, who works as part of Knuzden’s Neighbourhood Policing Team, has been with the Constabulary for just over two years.
He said: “The smell was so strong I immediately contacted the office and we were able to obtain an urgent search warrant.
“It was a fairly sophisticated set up which had clearly been there for some time and was ready to be sold on the streets of East Lancashire.”
The action came after police in Burnley smelt cannabis coming from an address in Burnley yesterday afternoon (Thursday 14 July). Around 1.40pm, police were on foot patrol when they noticed a strong smell of cannabis coming from an address on Scarlett Street. Officers searched the house and discovered six ounces of skunk cannabis in an upstairs bedroom with an estimated street value of around £900.
Sgt Jon Lobb from Burnley Police added: “Drugs cause misery to the lives of decent law-abiding residents as well as to those involved in the trade and we will continue to act on any information we receive, in confidence if people prefer, so we can take drugs and those suspected of peddling them off the streets.”