Police found a cannabis factory after receiving calls of a burglary.
Officers were contacted shortly before 9.10pm on Monday December 26 with reports three men were seen breaking into a house in Hall Road, Aveley.
When they arrived, the suspects had gone but 61 cannabis plants were found inside.
Enquiries are ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at Grays on 101.
Alternatively, they can contact independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not have to attend court.