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The UK government has a long, generally negative view when it comes to cannabis. A pair of recent raids in the Sandwell borough of England’s West Midlands clearly illustrate those views still exist.

In a raid that took place Wednesday, May 21, 2015, Sandwell police officers cut through the shutters of a warehouse in Tipton where they found ten separate illegal cannabis grows.

Authorities later determined that the warehouse, termed a “large cannabis factory,” contained roughly 1,000 plants. Two men found at the site, ages 33 and 36, were taken into custody on suspicion of illegally growing cannabis.

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The Tipton arrests came after another police raid against cannabis growers only a week earlier in the town of Smethwick.

During the Smethwick raid by the Sandwell Police anti-drug team, police seized nearly 1,000 plants as well as hydroponic growing equipment from five room facility.

Photo Credit: Birmingham Mail

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