Suspect arrested after £50k cannabis found growing in Walsall home

By Jordan Reynolds | Walsall | Crime | Published:

A £50,000 cannabis farm was found in a home in Walsall following a police investigation.

A cannabis factory was found inside a Walsall home

Police raided a house in Midland Road, in Caldmore, and found three bedrooms and a loft filled with more than £50,000 worth of plants.

West Midlands Police said officers had received a tip off about cannabis being grown at the home.

As officers arrived a person inside the house made off through a back door and attempted the climb a fence.

But police managed to detain the suspect moments later.

It is unclear at this stage when the raid took place.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "We have again been to an address in Walsall town on Midland Road having received recent intelligence of a possible cannabis grow in the home.

"Upon knocking the door the occupant has ran out the back door and attempted to climb over the back fence, after hearing the noise officers have gone to the rear of the property and arrested the suspect for cultivation of class B drugs.

Midland Road in Walsall. Photo: Google

"Inside the address the dining room, three upstairs bedrooms and loft area had a combined total of over £50,000 worth of plants.

"Thank you again for your continuing support and help in making our communities a safer place to be."

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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