£2 million cannabis factory raided at Wednesbury industrial unit

A cannabis factory worth an estimated £2 million has been raided by police at a Sandwell industrial unit.

The plants found inside the cannabis factory. Photo: Wednesbury Town Police
The plants found inside the cannabis factory. Photo: Wednesbury Town Police

West Midlands Police seized more than 2,000 plants after swooping on the address in Old Park Road, Wednesbury, in the early hours of Thursday.

A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and remains in custody for questioning this morning.

Residents living near to the industrial estate described experiencing a strong smell yesterday

Matt Clarke, aged 36, a teacher who lives on Old Park Road, said he was shocked about the raid.

He added: "I have got hayfever but when I got out my car, I thought I was high.

"Loads of police turned up, I didn't really know what was going on. One of the coppers said there was a massive weed grow."

Wednesbury Town Police published a photograph showing dozens of cannabis plants packed tightly together.

The police account said the cannabis factory was dismantled over a two-day period.

West Midlands Police says the average cannabis plant has the street value of £1,000.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "We've discovered more than 2,000 plants after raiding a cannabis factory in a West Bromwich industrial unit.

"Officers received information of a suspected drugs den off Old Park Road, Wednesbury.

"The large haul of cannabis was found and is being seized.

"A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and remains in custody for questioning."

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