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By Tristan Harris Tuesday 14 January 2014 Updated: 14/01 16:01
A CANNABIS factory has been uncovered in the garage of a property in Catshill after Community Support Officers patrolling the area noticed a strong smell of the drug.
Around 50 mature cannabis plants, along with a quantity of cannabis flowers and buds in barrels, were seized from the building in Sedgefield Walk.
Growing equipment, including heating and lighting was also found and that has been dismantled and removed today (Tuesday). A guard was put at the scene overnight.
The officers noticed the stench as they walked down the road about 8pm last night (Monday).
A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and, having been taken into custody at Kidderminster Police Station, he is now been quizzed by officers about the find.
A West Mercia Police spokesperson said identifying and dismantling cannabis factories was part of the force's strategy to continue tackling the impact of drugs on individuals and neighbourhoods, and to reduce crime associated with it.
Anyone with any information about illegal drug use or supply should call officers on 101 or details can be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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