Basildon: CPT close down cannabis farm and seize 350 cannabis plants
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Basildon Community Policing Team close down a cannabis farm and seize 350 cannabis plants.
Officers from the Basildon Community Policing Team carried out a drugs warrant in Basildon at 8.30am today, Saturday 10 February.
Officers forced the door to the industrial unit at Noble Square, Pitsea, where they found over 350 cannabis plants at various stages of growth and hydroponic equipment and lights.
District Commander Dan McHugh
Tackling drugs and drug cultivation is a priority for my teams across the south of Essex and our community can be reassured we will always act on any information received. We know it’s a concern, but today we’ve stopped over 350 cannabis plants from eventually hitting our streets, causing issues for our residents and businesses through the related anti-social behaviour that drugs bring with them. It’s thanks to the public and the information that they give us, that we can proactively tackle drug issues so I’d encourage anyone who knows who was involved in this or any other cannabis grows to contact us and we will act upon it.
All cannabis plants will be destroyed.
No one was present at the location and no arrests have been made yet.
Our investigation continues.
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