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Arrest after £25,000 worth of cannabis plants found growing in loft of Telford house

By Mat Growcott | Telford | Crime | Published:

A man has been arrested after a drugs raid on a house uncovered 50 cannabis plants worth around £25,000 growing in its loft.

Drugs were found during the raid. Picture: @DonningtonCops

Police raided the home in Wharf Close, St Georges, at around 7.40am this morning, acting on information received about the operation.

As well as 50 plants found in the loft, they also discovered further cannabis and other class A drugs in the property.

PC Gareth Bee, who was involved in the operation, said: "We're extremely pleased with the result.

"We've done a significant amount of these raids recently with positive results."

It's just the latest in a series of raids that have happened around Telford in the last few months.

A woman was arrested after a raid of a property in Station Hill, Oakengates.

During the investigation, police found more than 100 plants in the garage - which they said is worth £60,000.

At the start of October, more than 70 cannabis plants were found in the loft of a house in Anstice Road, Madeley.

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And in September, up to £400,000 of cannabis plants were discovered by police after they raided a house.

Neighbours raised suspicion about the property in Domas Way in Dawley, Telford.

It is thought in excess of 400 plants were discovered in the house. One plant alone is thought to be valued at about £1,000.

Police have advised that properties can also be ‘booby trapped’, with electrical wiring rigged up to the door handles in some circumstances.

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They have also said that people living near to cannabis factories may notice a sudden jump or increase in the cost of electricity bills.

There may also be large numbers of bin bags containing vegetable material put out by the building.

Landlords and letting agents are also advised to be wary of prospective tenants willing to pay months of rent in advance or in cash, or of tenants who will not allow access to certain rooms.

Anyone who has suspicions about drugs related activity in their community should call West Mercia Police on 101, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Mat Growcott

By Mat Growcott
Trainee Multi-Media Journalist - @MGrowcott_Star

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