A suspected drug dealer threw a stash of cannabis out the window of his flat while police officers waited outside.
Officers were preparing to raid the flat, which was above a shop in Birmingham, when the alleged dealer threw the suspicious haul of of the window.
Mobile phone footage filmed the topless man throwing several boxes out of the first floor window before police stormed the property.
The incident happened in Birmingham on Monday, November 22 in Erdington, Birmingham.
Officers outside the property used a dustpan and brush to scoop up the suspected drugs before placing them into evidence bag to undergo forensic examination.
Meanwhile, stunned cops stand underneath and begin collecting the large stash of drugs into clear evidence bags as it piles up on the pavement.
One of the officers shouts up at the window: ‘You are being filmed, you know this is pointless.’
The footage shows the pavement turning green with the amount of plant material getting thrown out the window.
A suspected drug dealer threw his stash out of the window of his flat which was above the Swag Emporium shop in the Erdington area of Birmingham
Several police officers stood out of the way as the green plants were thrown out of the window
One officer tells the man his attempts are pointless as he is being filmed
When officers eventually cleaned up the mess, they said they had recovered 20kg of cannabis in total, worth an estimated £6,000.
They later arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of possession of cannabis with intent to supply.
The footage was posted online by Birmz is Grime and has been viewed more than 50,000 times over the past 24 hours.
The person recording the video can be heard providing a running commentary. He said: ‘This geezer has got ounces and he’s throwing them out the window.
‘How much has he got? What the f***. That stinks that does, you know.
‘Man’s dropped a box out the window. This is what my morning has consisted of, watching some geezer’s door get beat off.
‘All of his weed is across the floor. He threw a box straight out of the window.’
West Midlands Police raided the flat above the Swag Emporium clothes shop, which attracted some comments on social media.
Officers swept up the suspected cannabis using a brush and pan before placing it into evidence bags. In total, the haul weighed 20kg and had a potential street value of £6,000
One person wrote: ‘Doin illegal activities on top of a shop called swag is jus askin 4 trouble.’
Another added: ‘Not really the best idea. He must have just panicked, those feds must not have believed what they were watching. didn’t need to lift a finger.’
A third person put: ‘Imagine having a drugs den above a shop boasting about high fashion, lol.’
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: ‘A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession with the intent to supply cannabis.
‘His arrest follows the execution of an intelligence led warrant at the address on Orphanage Road, Erdington on Monday morning.
‘A crossbow and three imitation guns were found at the flat, along with approximately £6,000, 20kg of cannabis, 24 cannabis plants, a large volume of suspected cannabis oil and other items.
‘The man remains in custody as our investigation develops.
‘Anyone with information that may help should message us via Live Chat on our website west-midlands.police.uk.
‘Alternatively, speak to the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111’