Watch: Huge cannabis farm discovered in OldburyPosted by On

Dozens of cannabis plants have been seized following a drugs bust in Sandwell.

Police discovered the illicit crop inside a house in Oldbury after they stormed the property.

A video from the scene – which can be viewed above – shows a West Midlands Police officer entering through the front door, which appears to have been forced open during the raid.

The officers walks up the stripy staircase to the first floor, where a trail of electrical leads can be seen, coming from a room stuffed with tall plants.

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As the camera pans around the room, the full set up can be seen, with the plants surrounded by sheeting, lighting and ventilation.

A similar sight greets the officer as they move to a second room, and even the box room has been filled with several pots growing the class B drug.

Taking to Twitter to share the news of the discovery on Sunday (October 13), a spokesman for Oldbury Police said: “More proactive work by @OldburyWMP led to the discovery and destruction of another cannabis factory. #notonourwatch #intherightplaces .”


It is not known whether any arrests have been made.

This was the second cannabis farm to be discovered  in the Black Country this weekend – a grow was found inside a semi-detached house in Wednesfield on Saturday morning (October 12) after it was targeted by burglars.

Two people were believed to have smashed their way into the Orchard Road property just before 7am – and were spotted loading items into a vehicle.

When police officers arrived, one man fled the scene as a search of the house revealed evidence of cannabis being cultivated in the loft, plus three other rooms.

A 26-year-old Albanian man, who ran from the scene, was arrested nearby but was later released without charge.

Tell-tale signs of a cannabis factory include:

  • A strong, sweet, leafy odour coming from an address
  • A constant low humming noise
  • Windows blacked out or curtains drawn all day
  • Large silver ducting tubes coming from the property
  • Powerful lights on at night

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