Tendring: Work to disrupt drug supply sees cannabis farm dismantled
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Officers acting to disrupt drug supply in Tendring and prevent anti-social behaviour seized more than 100 cannabis plants.
We were contacted by UK Power Networks shortly after 7pm on Monday 4 December, with reports of power cuts caused by issues at an address in Lee Wick Lane, Point Clear.
Concerns were also raised around a smell of cannabis outside the property.
Officers attended and accessed the building, an outhouse, finding a cannabis farm inside consisting of approximately 120 plants and associated equipment.
Work is ongoing to dismantle the operation and seize evidence.
'Drug dealing breeds violence and anti-social behaviour'
Inspector Aaron Homatopoulos, of Tendring’s local policing team, said:
“The illegal drugs trade brings misery and deprivation for those involved at the lower end of the supply chain. “It also causes huge issues for the law-abiding community left to deal with the impact of the anti-social behaviour and violence so often associated with drug dealing. “This is why we will always act to disrupt such illicit operations as thoroughly and efficiently as possible. “We have prevented a significant amount of cannabis from reaching the streets of Tendring. “This was made possible by our good links with partner agencies, and crucially, thanks to reports from residents. “If you have any information about drugs or drug dealing in your area, tell us. Don’t assume we already know.”
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