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Police find 1 million worth of cannabis in Sandwell warehouse

2015-05-21 09:17:26

cannabis findSandwell officers discovered £1 million of cannabis at industrial unit in Fisher Street, Sandwell

Cannabis plants with an estimated street value of about £1 million have been found at a Black Country warehouse.

Sandwell officers discovered the set-up at about 10am on Wednesday after sawing through the shutters of the premises in Fisher Street, Tipton.

A large cannabis factory was revealed inside containing ten large grows of about 1,000 plants.

Two men found on the premises, aged 33 and 36, were arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis. They remain in police custody where they are being questioned.

Inspector Matt Morgan said: “This appears to have been a professional set-up capable of producing a large quantity of drugs, which will now be destroyed and unable to cause harm to people in our communities.

“Tackling drugs is a priority for us and we hope that raids like this show residents that we do act on the information we receive and will prompt more people to come forward about criminality in their area.”

This follows another big find on Wednesday May 13 when fficers from the force’s anti-drugs team swooped at a building in Hill Street, Smethwick.

They discovered that five rooms across two floors of the building had been converted for cultivation - including hydroponics equipment and almost 1,000 plants.

cannabis find986 cannabis plants seized from a industrial unit in Hill Street, Smethwick

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