Cannabis plants found in Harold Hill drugs bust

An officer with the 40 cannabis plants. Picture: Met Police

An officer with the 40 cannabis plants. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Archant

Police found around 40 cannabis plants being grown in a Harold Hill home during a drugs bust on Saturday after they received a tip-off.

Some of the 40 cannabis plants. Picture: Met Police

Some of the 40 cannabis plants. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Archant

Officers from the Gooshays Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) searched the Fairford Way home after receiving intelligence that the Class B drug was being cultivated there.

During the raid they found approximately 40 plants being grown inside the garden shed and garage.

The police said they seized the plants along with an electricity meter, which had been illegally bypassed to prevent it giving a true reading.

A 37-year-old woman was arrested at the address on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and abstracting electricity.

The cannabis plants. Picture: Met Police

The cannabis plants. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Archant


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A while later, a 40-year-old man voluntarily attended an east London police station and was arrested on suspicion of the same offences.

Both have been bailed until mid-December.

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Gooshays Dedicated Ward Officer, Pc Adam Gould said, “This was a great result following concerns raised by the community. We will continue to act on information given to us by local residents.”

Anyone with information on drugs can call Gooshays NPT on 0208 721 2508 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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