Man charged with drugs offences after warrant at Southend industrial estate

A man has been charged with cannabis production after a warrant was executed at a Southend industrial estate.

Officers from the Operational Support Group carried out the operation at a unit in the Grainger Road Industrial Estate in the early hours of Tuesday April 23, and a large quantity of cannabis was discovered.

A suspect was arrested at the scene.

Alfred Neru, 38, of no fixed abode, has been charged with producing a controlled Class B drug.

He appeared at Southend-on-Sea Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday April 24 and was remanded in custody to appear at Basildon Crown Curt on May 24.