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Cannabis factory rumbled by housing staff

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Legal

Cannabis factory rumbled by housing staff Cannabis factory rumbled by housing staff

Nearly 30 cannabis plants have been seized and destroyed by police after an ALMO's housing officers discovered the illicit enterprise in a city flat.

Staff from Wolverhampton Homes stumbled across the illegal plantation in St Andrew's House, Whitmore Reans whilst visiting tenants in the block as part of their routine duties earlier this month.

The officers caught a whiff of the drug and were led to a flat in the Evans Street block.

Mark Henderson, director of housing at Wolverhampton Homes praised the staff involved: “Thanks to our staff, the police have been able to seize the plants and destroy them.

"The smell had obviously started to waft around the landing and I’m pleased that we’ve been able to help get this stuff of the streets."

Authorities are currently trying to trace those who rented the flat.

Wolverhampton Homes, which manages 23,500 homes on behalf of the city council, has revealed the following signs that a cannabis farm may be in a nearby property:

• Gardening equipment such as plant pots, fertiliser and compost being taken into a property - particularly if the property doesn’t have a garden.
• Frequent visitors to the property, often at unusual times.
• Windows sealed or covers or curtains permanently drawn may be an attempt to hide what’s happening behind closed doors.

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