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'Jackpot': £500k of cannabis found by police in Wolverhampton raid

By Jamie Brassington | Heath Town | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

Police discovered a cannabis factory worth £500,000 after raiding an industrial site in Wolverhampton.

Police officers used cutting gear to open up the industrial unit to find the cannabis worth £500,000. Images: West Midlands Police

Officers stormed through gates of a yard on Saturday, before using power tools to cut their way through a concealed entrance into a brick building.

Inside, cannabis plants were found packed into seven rooms growing under artificial lights.

Officers storm an address

Video footage showed a group of police officers initially cutting their way through a black iron gate.

They then run up to the building, in the Heath Town and East park area, when one officer begins cutting through panels used to seal off the entrance.

Once inside, police discovered rows upon rows of cannabis plants in pots being artificially grown.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "7 rooms full of cannabis plants. Estimated half a million pound. #JackPOT. "

Cannabis was found inside a Wolverhampton property. Photo: West Midlands Police

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Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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