Man arrested as police uncover cannabis factory in Chelmsford

A man has been arrested after specialist officers executed a warrant in Chelmsford early this morning, Wednesday January 12.

Acting on intelligence, officers from Essex Police’s North Disruptor Team carried out the warrant in Broomfield Road, Chelmsford, shortly before 7.30am.

During a search, officers found 144 mature cannabis plants as well about 100 seedlings.

A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis. He remains in custody for questioning.

Sergeant Lee Palmer, who leads the North Disruptor Team, said: “These are type of jobs my team are working towards and carrying out on a day-to-day basis across the north of the county.

“We tackle crime which is causing the highest harm in the county and we make no apology for pursuing the people who we believe responsible for that.”

Sgt Palmer added: “However, our work is bolstered so strongly by your reports of suspicious behaviour, antisocial behaviour and drug dealing.

“Although you may not see immediate police activity when you report something, your information feeds into our work and I can assure you we will always listen to your reports.”

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Mick Ferris

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