A TENANT has been evicted and banned from a Chelmsley Wood property used as a ‘drugs den’ and cannabis factory.
It follows action by Solihull Community Housing (SCH) against the tenant.
It has been granted a ‘Closure Order’ for the property in Chelmsley which, it said, a tenant ‘had allowed to be used as a drugs den’.
The order, which was granted at Birmingham Magistrates Court on August 2, prevents the tenant from remaining, returning and/or entering the premises for three months.
It also establishes grounds for SCH to gain possession of the property in the near future.
Police were called after reports of a disturbance at the property during which a 5ft cannabis plant was stolen.
They uncovered a cannabis factory with five fully grown cannabis plants along with equipment used in cannabis cultivation.
The housing company said the occupier was known for drug-related anti-social behaviour going back to 2013.
SCH Chief Executive Fiona Hughes said: “We will not tolerate any form of illegal drug activity in our properties. The tenant has now lost access to their home and we have applied for possession.
“We are grateful for the vigilant resident who alerted Police and would urge all tenants to contact SCH or the Police if they have reason to believe anything of this nature is taking place near where they live.”