WATCH: Hundreds of cannabis plants found inside old Black Country pub

By Megan Archer | Tipton | Crime | Published:

Police found a cannabis factory hidden inside an old, disused pub in Tipton.

Cannabis plants were found in the pub. Image: West Midlands Police

Officers were alerted by the fire service to the scene at the Red Lion pub in Park Lane West on Tuesday night.

Around 200 plants were recovered.

The plants were found inside the Red Lion pub, in Tipton

An officer from Tipton Town took to Twitter to share a video of the find.

In it he said: "Here we are at The Red Lion pub in Park Lane West, Tipton.

"It's a disused pub, has been for a while now, and as you can see it has been used to grow cannabis plants."

He estimated there were "probably a couple of hundred" plants currently being bagged up.


The officer then moved on to another room, which was filled with pots full of soil, adding: "There were a few hundred in this room, which have now been removed and bagged up."

West Midlands Police have said enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime. Quote log number 2903 of May 28.

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

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