Picture of cannabis factory found by housing staff

Nearly 30 cannabis plants have been seized and destroyed by Police after housing officers from Wolverhampton Homes discovered a cannabis factory in a city flat.

Housing officers and a member of the anti-social behaviour team stumbled across the factory in St Andrew’s House in Whitmore Reans whilst visiting tenants in the block as part of their daily duties.

The dynamic duo caught a whiff of the drugs and their noses led them to a flat in the Evans Street block last Wednesday (4th June). The officers called the police who raided the property to find 27 plants (pictured) which have since been destroyed.
Mark Henderson, Director of Housing at Wolverhampton Homes has today praised the staff involved:

Thanks to our staff, the police have been able to seize the plants and destroy them. The smell had obviously started to waft around the landing and I’m pleased that we’ve able to help get this stuff of the streets”.

Work continues to find those who rented the flat.

Anyone with information which may help officers who raided the flat last Wednesday (4 June) is urged to call police on 101.

Signs that a cannabis farm may be in a property include:

  • Gardening equipment such as plant pots, fertiliser and compost being taken into a property - particularly if the property doesn’t have a garden.
  • Frequent visitors to the property, often at unusual times.
  • Windows sealed or covers or curtains permanently drawn may be an attempt to hide what’s happening behind closed doors.
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