A LANDLORD who went to visit his house in Balsall Common was horrified to find part of the property was being used to grow cannabis plants.
He called police after making the surprising discovery at the home in Whitnash Close last Thursday (May 3).
They arrived on the scene and seized between 40-50 plants that were being cultivated inside.
Officers are now trying to trace the individuals behind the operation.
“In relative terms the number of plants isn’t massive,” said a West Midlands Police spokesman. “It wasn’t a case that the whole property had been converted to produce cannabis, rather a few rooms.”
No arrests had been made as the Solihull News went to press, but officers were “optimistic” of finding those responsible.
Residents voiced their surprise at the find, with Sophie Meeson tweeting: “Cannabis factory in Balsall Common. Whatever next?”
In fact, a slightly larger set-up was discovered in Laurels Crescent only last August. A 36-year-old man later received a suspended sentence for producing the Class B drug.