Bloxwich Police have uncovered a cannabis factory at an address in the Sandbank area of the village after acting on community concerns.
Officers executed the warrant at 5pm last Friday night (27 July) after reports from the local community of a strong smell of cannabis coming from the property. Following a search of the house officers discovered 52 plants in a converted loft space containing a cannabis cultivation setup.
A 42-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of production of cannabis and was later charged to appear at Walsall Magistrates Court on 18 August.
Sergeant Andy McHugh from Bloxwich Police commented on the raid:
“We are extremely pleased with the result. As a neighbourhood team we are committed to tackling issues that the community are concerned about and we actively respond to any information that is provided.
“By tackling drug use in the area we are seeking to drive down any associated crime and anti social behaviour. The message should be clear to anyone thinking that their behaviour goes unnoticed, they will be on our radar and they should expect the local neighbourhood team to be knocking on their door in the future.”
Anyone with information in regards to local drugs use should telephone the police on 101.
Alternatively, people who do not want to speak with police officers directly can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.