The Cannabis Disposal Team is made up of eight specialist police staff members.
What We Do
The team's main role is to safely dismantle cannabis farms found across the West Midlands. This is done by:
- Removing cannabis plants and chemicals
- Collecting evidence from the scene
- Making the building safe
- Destroying any equipment used to grow the plants
- Recycling parts where possible
Cannabis factories are dangerous places, normally converted from ordinary homes. Often the electricity meter has been bypassed and overloaded electrical circuits run close to water-filled pipes.
The team make these dangerous buildings safe by dismantling the set-up, this helps to prevent injuries to colleagues or partners who may need to enter the building.
All cannabis plants are burnt at a 'waste to energy' plant. This is overseen by a police officer to ensure the cannabis never makes its way back onto the streets.
If you think that you are living next to a building where cannabis is being grown, and you want to report this to us, please click here.