A CANNABIS farm worth an estimated £20,000 was found in South Lakeland yesterday morning.

Police from Ulverston and the Lakes Neighbourhood Policing team, together with police officers from Taskforce and the constabulary's dog section took part in the operation at a rural premises in Lowick Green.

Executing a drug warrant, officers forced their way into the house and an attached barn where a substantial amount of cannabis was discovered.

Sergeant Rupert Johnston said: "Our policing team successfully carried out a drugs warrant today and seized a significant quantity of cannabis which is estimated to be worth around £20,000.

"They discovered a sophisticated set up and as a result, a 48-year-old man from the Ulverston area was arrested on suspicion of supplying cannabis. He has been interviewed and placed on police bail until April 17 while enquiries continue.

"Today's discovery happened on the first day of the constabulary's 'Community Policing Week' campaign which is designed to showcase the work that goes on 24/7 by police to keep streets safe.

"Today's activity is an example of the work that officers do regularly to tackle drugs and target the people who operate above the street dealers.

"All communities can suffer from the impact of drugs and we know that illegal substances of all descriptions can ruin and sometimes end people's lives.

"We will continue to act on behalf of the community by targeting dealers and the production of drugs to prevent substances getting onto our streets."