Two men arrested after £170k cannabis farm found in Tipton

Two men have been arrested after a £170,000 cannabis farm was found in Tipton. Police found the loot of 170 plants on Prospect Street.

The order was carried out after officers received reports from local residents. Two men, aged 31 and 60, were arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis.

Both were later released under investigation, West Midlands Police said. The force called for anyone with information to come forward citing incident number 20/466663/22.

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Tipton Town Police tweeted saying: “Officers received intelligence from the local community and acted immediately, a building suspected of growing cannabis was located, a rush warrant was authorized and all executed within four hours! Two prisoners, 170! plants and a happy community!”

Officers shared images on social media of the cannabis farm before the plants were seized and the drugs were later removed from the scene. Cannabis factories are known fire hazards due to the electricity required to operate them. But despite this, many are found in the region each month, with each cannabis plant having an estimated street value of £1,000.

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