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Huge cannabis factory worth £2.5 MILLION found at old Telford MOT station

By Nathan Rowden | Madeley | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

A huge cannabis factory worth £2.5 million has been discovered in an old MOT testing station in Telford.

The cannabis factory was discovered at the former MOT testing station

The factory at the former Madeley MOT testing station on Ironbridge Road, which moved three years ago, was raided by police on Monday where 2,800 cannabis plants were found.

A 27-year-old man of no fixed abode was arrested on suspicion of production or being concerned in the production of a controlled Class B drug and has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

The cannabis factory was discovered at the former MOT testing station
The cannabis factory was discovered at the former MOT testing station

Detective Inspector Andy Bailey of Telford CID said: "This is a very significant discovery of a sophisticated cannabis cultivation of industrial scale.

"It is likely that huge investment has been made in the setting up of this venture and it is extremely satisfying to know that all of the cannabis and equipment we have been found will now be destroyed.

"Cannabis continues to be one of the most commonly used drugs in the UK and the impact it has on our communities should not be underestimated.

"Monday's actions have taken a substantial amount off the streets of Telford, helping to keep people safe from the harm of drugs use.

"We will continue to tackle reports of drugs production and supply across the region, and members of our community play an important part in this through the information they provide."

If you have information or any suspicions about drugs related activity in your community please call West Mercia Police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Nathan Rowden

By Nathan Rowden
@NathRowden_Star

Senior news feature writer based at the Shropshire Star's head office in Telford. I like to get out, meet people and tell their stories.

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