Police find more than 1,000 cannabis plants in factory after officers pick up scent as they cycle to work

December 31, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Keen-nosed cops sniffed out almost 1,000 cannabis plants on their way to work.

Drugs seized by police in Essex after an officer sniffed out a cannabis farm while on the way to work (SWNS Group)

Drugs seized by police in Essex after an officer sniffed out a cannabis farm while on the way to work (SWNS Group)

The two officers from Essex police became suspicious after cycling past the building and decided to investigate further.

MASONS_DRUGS_FARM_04After further enquires they got a search warrant and raided the building in Boreham, Essex, on Wednesday (29/12).

Officers used a disc cutter to force their way inside where they discovered hydroponics set-up to grow 991 plants.

Pc Lee Devall tweeted after the raid: “Team effort, the day shift have been clearing 911 cannabis plants from the warrant in #Chelmsford yesterday!”

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of the cultivation of cannabis and are currently being held in custody at Chelmsford Police Station.

The raid comes in the same month that more than 100 cannabis plants were seized during a crackdown on cannabis farms in Essex.

Officers raided one building in Lawford, Essex, after tip offs from members of the public.

Using an industrial disc cutter to enter, they seized 120 cannabis plants and a 65-year-old man from Clacton was arrested the following day.
MASONS_DRUGS_FARM_02They also raided a series of DIY factories in Tendering, Essex, after receiving intelligence from members of the public.

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