September 30th, 2016

Cannabis growth worth up to £100k found after Wythall drugs raid

Updated: 3:02 pm, Sep 18, 2015

CANNABIS plants worth up to £100,000 were seized after police swooped during an early morning raid in Wythall today (Friday).

Ten officers raided the three bedroom house, on Douglas Road, at 7am after receiving information from the community. A helicopter with thermal sensors also detected heat when it flew over the address, verifying  suspicions.

Two dog handlers were also on hand with specialist equipment as it was believed there was also a dangerous Japanese fighting dog at the property.

Police found a grow tent in each bedroom and another in a garden shed. Around 100 plants were found which once fully matured would have  each been worth about £1,000.

The 34-year-old man living at the address was not present at the time and neither was the dog.

Four CCTV cameras watching the entrances of the property were also discovered.

Simon Albutt, a safer neighborhood officer for Wythall and Alvechurch, said: ” I am very satisfied with today’s find after information from the local community.

“We take drugs extremely seriously and when information is provided we will instigate a warrant as we have today.

“Approximately 100 plants have been taken off the streets, making the local community safer. We have no tolerance for drugs.”