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Cannabis plants seized in police operation
Thursday, 14 June 2012
CANNABIS with the street value of about £7,000 was seized when police executed a search warrant in Shoeburyness.
Local officers obtained a warrant to search a flat in West Road last Friday.
Five fully grown plants were found in an airing cupboard, a harvested crop was being prepared for sale in a drying area and about 60 other saplings in various stages of growth were found in another cupboard.
A 32-year-old man and a woman were both arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis.
The man was given a caution and the woman was later released without charge.
Sargeant Nick Allen, of the Shoebury Neighbourhood Policing Team, said the drugs culture is not tolerated in Essex.
He said: “We will continue to actively reduce the use and sale of drugs in the Shoebury area.
“I believe this operation has halted a local supplier and shows that we will act quickly whenever we receive information about drug use and cultivation.
“If anyone does have any concerns about the cultivation or sale of cannabis they should contact us urgently on 999 if they see anything suspicious happening, dial 101 with any other information or contact their local neighbourhood officer.”
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