200 cannabis plants recovered in Essington


Working in partnership with South Staffordshire Council, a large number of cannabis plants were recovered from an industrial estate in Hilton.

A total of 200 plants, with an estimated street value of around £125,000 per cultivation, were discovered in three rooms of the building on Hilton Park Industrial Estate.

The electricity supply had also been diverted to power the equipment, but the property has since been made safe.

Nobody was at the address at the time, but our investigations continue.

Inspector Richard Meaden, of the South Staffordshire Local Policing Team said:

“This was an example of fantastic work by officers, taking drugs off our streets. We would also like to thank the local community for their support.

We are committed to tackling drug crime in our area and will continue to take appropriate action against those who engage in such activity.”

If anyone has information regarding crime in their local community, please let your local PCSO know or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Sourced from Staffordshire Police