Police have called for more help from the public to tackle drugs crime after a tip-off led to the discovery of a £415,000 cannabis factory in Tipton.
A total of 10 men were arrested and 916 cannabis plants were seized after police officers swooped on a factory unit earlier this week.
The drugs were removed from a unit in Phoenix House, Castle Street, Tipton, after being discovered when members of the public contacted officers about suspicious activity in the area.
PC Mark Devereaux, from Tipton Green Neighbourhood Team which carried out the raid, said: “Together with our partner agencies, we are determined to reduce drug offending.
“We cannot do this alone and need people’s help to make our communities safer.
“The supply and use of controlled drugs ruins lives.
“Drugs don’t just affect users themselves; they have a knock-on effect on others such as family and friends.”
He added that police will always act on information which is given to them.
Officers spent several hours removing the plants from the unit after swooping in the early hours of Monday morning.
The 10 men arrested, aged between 25 and 59, have been bailed while further inquires are carried out.
The discovery was the latest in a series of recent raids on suspected drugs operations across Sandwell.
Last month, officers seized cannabis worth £1 million following two drugs raids which uncovered almost 1,500 plants.
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