More than 800 cannabis plants were seized after police raided an industrial premises in Rowley Regis. Officers executed a drugs warrant at the unit in Droicon Industrial estate in Portway Road at around 2.30pm yesterday (Thursday 16 March).
They recovered 812 plants, which will now be destroyed, and dismantled thousands of pounds worth of growing equipment to ensure it can’t be used again. A statement from West Midlands Police, read: “Cannabis farms are very dangerous places and pose a serious risk of fire, with the electricity meter often being bypassed and the circuits seriously overloaded. “No one was arrested yesterday but we know that sometimes the people working in the ‘farms’ are victims of human trafficking and working against their will. “Every cannabis farm we destroy helps prevent a vicious circle. The plants won’t end up as street deals, the profits won’t go on to fund other crime, and they won’t ruin lives or pollute our communities.”