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Cannabis factories smashed

POLICE have seized up to £70,000 worth of cannabis after smashing two drugs factories in a single day.

POLICE have seized up to £70,000 worth of cannabis after smashing two drugs factories in a single day.

Officers raided an empty home in Alvis Walk, Castle Bromwich, on the morning of March 30. The team discovered over 300 plants, while searching the house under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

And later the same day, officers stormed Mansfield House, in Woodlands Way, Chelmsley Wood.

Inside were two tents, containing 50 plants - which were only days away from harvest.

One man was arrested at the scene and taken to Solihull Police Station, where he admitted producing a Class B drug.

Sgt Mark Cowl, from the Chelmsley Wood neighbourhood team, said local people had helped shut down the factories. “A key part to our success is due to information provided to police by members of our community,” he said. “People who are willing to stand up against criminality in order to make their community a safe place to live.”

It was recently revealed that the force had spent £450,000 since last summer, dismantling factories across the West Midlands.

If you suspect an address near you is being used to cultivate cannabis call Solihull Police on 0345 113 5000.

 

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