A cannabis factory containing up to 500 plants has been discovered at disused warehouse following a police raid.
Officers descended on the building, in Little Street, Dudley, yesterday and found the ‘large-scale’ operation.
Police investigators had to take extra care due to the conditions inside the warehouse, formerly used by Clifford and Williams.
The odour of the plants could be smelled along the small street. An access door at the building remained open and an officer stood outside to ensure no-one could access the site. Around five police vans remained parked up along the narrow street, at the side of the former Cavendish House building, well into the evening.
Officers started bringing out plastic bags filled with the plants at around 3.30pm along with equipment used to grow the drugs, including large humidifiers.
The bags and equipment were loaded into the waiting police vans to be taken away for further examination. They confirmed the factory was a large-scale operation due to the sheer number of plants found growing at the site.
More than six police officers made up the team investigating the factory.
Officers said no arrests had been made so far and the total value of the plants was still being estimated at the present time.
Officers said they were now looking to track down those responsible for factory.
The building is in small secluded street a distance away from the main shopping centre.