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Police discovered a cannabis factory while investigating reports of a burglary in Wednesfield.

The front door of the property in Lichfield Road had been smashed in by intruders yesterday morning (Sunday, October 20).

When cops arrived, they found cannabis leaves scattered on the front garden and approximately 40 plants growing inside.

West Midlands Police has yet to make any arrests but enquiries are ongoing.

A spokesman for the force said: “Police were called to a property in Lichfield Road, Wednesfield , yesterday at 11.55am to reports of a burglary.

“Officers found the front door had been forced and inside they found approximately 40 cannabis plants.

“Enquiries are continuing.”

In the UK, cannabis is categorised as a class B drug which will result in penalties for those found in possession, dealing or producing the substance.

Police  can issue a warning or an on-the-spot fine of £90 if you’re found with cannabis.

Being found in possession of class B drugs can result in up to five years in prison, an unlimited fine or both.

Those convicted for supplying or production of class B drugs can face up to 14 years in prison.

Anyone with information should contact police via Live Chat at  west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight.

Alternatively, people can call 101, quoting crime incident number 20WV 248342C 19.

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