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Cannabis factory raided in Wednesbury

Cannabis factory raided in Wednesbury

Officers have uncovered a cannabis factory worth in the region of £300,000 in Wednesbury.

Cops raided a house on Kent Road, just before 7am on Thursday, where they found the illicit crops growing in all three bedrooms and a downstairs room.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drugs cultivation. He has been since sent back to prison on other offences.

Cannabis Team tweeted: “Good result today working closely with WednesburyWMP. A well lead team. 3 in custody for produce class B. Another hit on organised crime funds.”

Cannabis factories are being discovered on a daily basis across the region, sometimes several times in a day.

Police recovered £2.5million-worth of cannabis in the biggest raid of its kind this year.

Officers swooped on two industrial units and discovered nearly 2,400 plants growing in 19 rooms across two floors at an old factory unit in Brownhills Business Park, on August 30.

Nearly £2.5 million worth of cannabis taken off organised criminals in Lindon Road in Brownhills.

A cache of weapons were also recovered – including a fearsome bat which had nails sticking out and had been dipped in faeces to cause infection.

Suspicions were first raised after an electricity engineer reported a strong smell of cannabis and after fuses were damaged following a unusual power surge at a substation near Lindon Road.

The Cannabis Team were led to the old factory unit where they found the bumper haul – said to be the largest this year.

Police stumbled upon a large cannabis factory in Weoley Castle after the suspect unwittingly led them to his house on Wednesday.

Weoley Castle cannabis farm

Traffic officers had stopped the suspected farmer while he was riding on a motorcycle.

The cops then found his cannabis farm after he tried to hide the bike in his house.

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