£15,000 of cannabis found in Great Wyrley police raid

A cannabis factory worth more than £15,000 was discovered at a flat following a raid by police.

More than 20 mature plants and jars of drugs ready to sell were recovered by officers in Hall Lane, Great Wyrley.

Officers smashed their way into a top floor flat in a three-storey block.

It followed information from the public and a team of four officers discovered the plants in the main bedroom. They found that rubber draught excluders had been used to disguise the smell from outside the property.

A sophisticated system involving fans, lighting and a water system had been put in place for the cultivation process.

Officers from the South Staffordshire neighbourhood action team and the Great Wyrley team were involved in the execution of the search warrant under the misuse of drugs act.

Pc Matt Smith, from the Great Wyrley police team, said of Friday afternoon’s raid: “It was executed based on information that was passed to the police by members of the public. When we went through the door the smell or cannabis was quite strong. In the main bedroom was a professional cannabis growing set up.

“There was a large number of plants and there was eight jars of cultivated cannabis ready to be bagged up and sold.

“It was a professional set up and by taking something like this off the streets we are having a large impact in ridding  drugs from the local community in Great Wyrley.”

He added the community play a vital role and anyone with concerns about drugs cultivation or dealing should call police. The cannabis had a street value of at least £15,000 and jars which were recovered had 16oz of drugs.

It comes as a series of cannabis farms have also been discovered in the Black Country over the last month in Walsall, Wolverhampton, and Oldbury.