Coventry drug raids find 500 plants & £300k in harvested cannabis

On 1 March, officers from the gangs unit visited two addresses in Leopold Road and another in Trentham Road. coin Coventry, where they seized thousands of pounds worth of cannabis plants.

Drugs worth around £327,000 were taken, including more than 500 plants and a large amount of harvested and dried cannabis.

Inside all three addresses were established cannabis production rooms, with the majority of the rooms in each house containing large numbers of plants.

In one of the houses there were more than 100 plants, all of which were adult plants.

There were also drying rooms and rooms set up to grow saplings in.

Officers worked with Western Power Distribution to secure the properties and make sure the electricity was made safe in the houses.


At the first address, a man, in his 30s was arrested then handed over to immigration.

A man in his 20s was arrested at one of the properties and later charged with being concerned in the production of cannabis.

He will appear at Coventry Magistrates Court on 3 March.

Finally, a 16-year-old boy was taken into custody before being safeguarded and released with no further action.

Cannabis farms present a danger to the community, not just because of the drugs themselves, but because of how electricity is bypassed to steal enough power for the cannabis farms.

Coventry has had three large house fires already in 2023 as a result of cannabis factories.

Landlords should remember to carry out regular checks on their properties and ensure they report any suspicious activity to the police as soon as possible.


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