Police have seized more than 320 cannabis plants after a drugs swoop in Halstead.
Officers from Braintree and Uttlesford Community Policing Team and our Operational Support Group executed a warrant at a commercial property in Factory Lane West, Halstead yesterday (September 20.)
Acting on information from the public, officers obtained a warrant from the courts to search the premises and found a complex cultivation set up to grow 323 cannabis plants.
All of the cannabis plants were seized to be destroyed along with any paraphernalia used to grow the drugs. Enquiries are ongoing.
“Warrant executions like these show that we will not tolerate those who supply and produce drugs in our communities.
“By taking drugs off the streets, we will have disrupted drug dealing, associated crime and we have showed others involved in drugs that thanks to intelligence from the public and our partners we will catch you.”
Sergeant Tom Bastendorff
Anyone with concerns about drug dealing or suspected cannabis cultivations is asked to contact police on 101. Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org