Cannabis plants and drugs 'ready to sell' discovered in Essex Police raid on house in Manor Road, Stansted
Police uncovered cannabis plants and a “significant quantity” of drugs and paraphernalia when they raided a house in Stansted.
Officers from the Uttlesford community policing team executed a drugs warrant at an address in Manor Road last Friday (Aug 14), using a battering ram to force entry to the property.
They discovered cannabis plants growing outside and a drying area indoors.
A spokeswoman for Essex Police said: "Officers searched a house and seized 28 cannabis plants and a significant quantity of cannabis which was ready to sell."
On Monday, a man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of production of a class B drug. He was later released but remains under investigation.
Police photos posted on social media following the raid showed cannabis plants growing in a small garden and an indoor area where the plants were hanging upside down to dry.
Neighbours praised the police for the action. Said one resident: "Great job, now perhaps all the dealing being done down by Stansted Mountfitchet train station can also be stopped."