500 wraps of cocaine seized from drug den hidden behind false wall

By Harriet Evans | Birmingham | Crime | Published:

Police have seized almost 500 wraps of crack cocaine from a house after a drugs den was created using a false wall.

500 wraps of crack cocaine seized from a house in Birmingham

Officers raided a property in Ralph's Meadow, Woodgate, Birmingham, on July 12.

While searching inside the house they discovered a new room had been built with a plasterboard wall within the lounge area.

Officers stormed in and found the stash of cocaine, along with 20 bags of cannabis and other drugs-related paraphernalia.

A 62-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply and was later released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Detective Sergeant Patrick Simpson said: "The false wall sparked suspicion and once we got into the room we found a drugs den.

"Drugs can cost lives and lead to further crime but we've managed to remove a haul of cocaine out of circulation.

"We know the misery drugs can cause on communities and we'll continue our relentless approach to take them off the streets."

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at

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