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Two more charged over Stourport cannabis factory
Updated 8:53am Thursday 6th February 2014 in News
TWO more people have been charged in connection with a huge cannabis factory discovered on the outskirts of Stourport last year.
Mohammed Imran Asif, 37, of Watersmeet Road, Coventry and Felicity Sherriff, 31, of Valley Road, Coventry, were both charged with conspiracy to supply and produce cannabis, a Class B drug.
They are among 14 people arrested following the discovery of 1,400 cannabis plants at a unit off Barracks Road on the Sandy Lane Industrial Estate in Stourport on February 7, last year.
They were brought before Birmingham magistrates last Friday when Asif was remanded in custody and Sherriff was released on court bail.
They will appear at Birmingham Crown Court on February 14 for a plea and case management hearing.
It was one of the biggest cannabis growing operations ever discovered in the West Mercia Police force area.
Those arrested at the time included two illegal immigrants who were each subsequently jailed for two-and-a-half years after they admitted being concerned in the production of cannabis.
They have been deported to Vietnam to complete their sentences.
Of the remaining 10, nine were released without any action being taken against them and the other has yet to be dealt with.