CANNABIS plants with a potential street value of up to £1 million have been seized in a police raid.
Officers found more than 1,000 plants of the Class B drug in a two-story garage behind homes in Parker Street, Burton, which they raided at 4pm today.
The plants were being grown in what appeared to be an industrial set-up with specialist heat lamps in five ventilated rooms.
Some equipment has now been taken away in a skip following the raid. Police are yet to make an arrest.
Sergeant Mark Kitchen, of the East Staffordshire Policing Team which executed the search warrant, told the Mail: “This is a substantial growth compared to others that we have had in Burton.
“It’s a good result and I would emphasize our commitment to targeting drug dealers in East Staffordshire.”
Sgt Kitchen added that the raid came on the back of an anonymous tip-off from a member of the public.
He said: “We received information that cannabis was being grown here and we obtained a search warrant.”
The raid comes hot on the heels of two early morning police raids which took place earlier this week.
A 22-year-old Vietnamese man was arrested and subsequently charged after the landlord of a Victoria Road property tipped-off officers about 300 plants being grown at the home.
In another, 20 plants were found growing in a flat in Ashley Court, off Ashley Road, Winshill.
All the raids are linked to the Staffordshire Police blitz on the narcotics trade in the county known as Operation Nemesis.
Anyone with information about the drugs trade are urged to call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.