Cannabis factory found in poultry barns by police

POLICE have made six arrests after one of Staffordshire’s biggest cannabis factories was unearthed in poultry barns in the south of the county. 

Officers discovered the massive haul of drugs, worth £1.5 million per cultivation, after raiding Three Angels Farm, Ivetsey Road in Wheaton Aston.

Three men were detained at the scene and three other men were arrested following a police search of the area, which included support from the National Police Air Service, in connection with the production of cannabis.

The men, aged between 17 and 44, are from the United Kingdom and Albania. All six were taken into custody at Watling police station.

Inspector Richard Meaden, South Staffordshire local policing commander, said: “The investigation is at an early stage, however we can confirm that approximately 3,100 cannabis plants were recovered. This estimated value of this crop is estimated to be worth £1.5 million pounds.

“This is the largest and most sophisticated cannabis factory I’ve ever experienced and I am delighted we have been able to take such a large number of drugs off the streets.”