Solihull cannabis farm shut down and man arrested in early morning raid - The Solihull Observer

Solihull cannabis farm shut down and man arrested in early morning raid

Solihull Editorial 25th Apr, 2024   0

A CANNABIS farm in Solihull has been shut down following an early morning raid.

Officers from the Priorities team attended Dorchester Road, where a cannabis grow with around 70 plants was discovered on April 24.

A man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis and abstracting electricity.

Police remained at the scene to allow for the safe removal and disposal of the plants.

National Grid staff were also on hand to make the site safe.

West Midlands Police said: “Cannabis farms are incredibly dangerous as the electricity meter often is been bypassed, with seriously overloaded electrical circuits running close to water-filled pipes.

“Plants grown upstairs in a building can also cause floorboards to rot, presenting the danger of collapse.

“In addition it is also important to consider 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.

“We often rely on information from the public to help us identify where cannabis farms are.”

Anyone with information should contact police via Live Chat on the force’s website, call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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