Huge haul: Two men arrested after hundreds of cannabis plants seized at Shrewsbury house
Two men have been arrested after police seized hundreds of cannabis plants at a property in Shrewsbury today.
Police executed a drugs warrant at a property in Moston Road at about 9.15am this morning in what they described as an intelligence-led operation.
A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis. Officers say the man initially made off from police.
A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "Hundreds of suspected cannabis plants are to be seized from the address and a male aged 19 was arrested after initially making off from police.
"He remains in police custody on suspicion of a production of cannabis offence.
"The property is a semi-detached house where several rooms have been converted to grow hundreds of cannabis plants.
"A well-made ventilation and heating system has been made by the offenders."
Later a 45-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of cannabis production.
Police had to wait for the property to be made safe before starting their investigations.
This afternoon officers tweeted:
Anyone with any information about drugs offences can call police on 101. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org
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