Police uncover 77 cannabis plants in raid
POLICE found 77 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £20,000 after storming a house in Wickford Place, Pitsea.
Officers smashed the door of the house, at 9.50am on Thursday, 14 April, 2011 and found the plants in two of the three bedrooms. The plants were concealed behind tarpaulin in the rooms.
Pc Dan McHugh, of the Pitsea neighbourhood policing team, said the house had a complex set-up and officers suspected electricity was being stolen by bypassing the meter.
“We executed a warrant as a result of information received by the community.”
A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and taken into police custody.
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