Three men sentenced after police discover £200,000 cannabis factory in Emerson Park
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One man has been jailed and two others handed suspended sentences after police officers found almost £200,000 of cannabis growing in an Emerson Park home.
Officers from the Emerson Park Safer Neighbourhood Team executed a drugs warrant on a house in Nelmes Way, after receiving reports of a large scale cannabis factory.
A Met spokesman confirmed: “Inside the property there were 17 areas that were growing cannabis.
“In total, there were 192 plants, with a follow-on crop of younger plants – again, a total of 192 plants ready to replenish.
“This would equate to 19.755kg of skunk cannabis with an estimated street value of £197,550.”
Inside the property, officers found three men, all of which were arrested and charged with a variety of offences.
Matthew Emin, 24, of Elm Lodge, Great Warley, pleaded guilty and was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday, February 15.
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He was sentenced to 33 months imprisonment and ordered to pay a £170 fine.
At a previous hearing at the same court, Adam Styne, 39, of Valencia Road, Stanmore; and Glenn Paterson, 61, of Paddock Drive, Chelmsford, had been found guilty by jury.
Styne was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, and ordered to pay a £140 fine.
Paterson was handed an 18-month prison sentence, also suspended for two years, and again ordered to pay a £140 fine.