Monday, 9 May 2011

Drugs Raid in Kingshurst


SOLIHULL Police raided a house in Kingshurst this weekend - seizing 25 cannabis plants following a tip-off from the public.

Members of the public told police they suspected cannabis was being grown at an address on Oakthorpe Drive, Kingshurst and that the address was guarded by two dogs.

Police raided the house on Saturday, 7 May with help from the dog team who were able to subdue two rottweilers.  Police found that a bedroom in the house was filled with 25 mature cannabis plants.  The plants were seized and destroyed.

Police also found that the electricity meter box had been tampered with so as to steal electricity to feed the cannabis cultivation system.  The electricity board had to be called to make the meter safe.

The owner of the house, a 29 year old man, was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis and abstraction of electricity. He is currently on police bail pending further enquiries

Acting Sergeant Tom Jones from the Kingshurst and Fordbridge team said: “We always act on information passed to us from the public.  In this case a tip-off from the public has resulted in the successful closure of a cannabis factory.  We will continue to stamp out drug cultivation across Solihull to make the borough a safer place to live.  If anyone has concerns about cannabis cultivation I would urge them to call us in the knowledge that where we can act we do.”

If you have concerns about drug production or sales in your community please call your neighbourhood team on 0345 133 5000.

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