Safer Neighbourhoods teams seize 600 cannabis plants.
08 October 2012
On Friday 28 September 2012 officers from Hoe Street and Chapel End Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNT) carried out a search warrant on a suspected cannabis factory in Boundary Road E17. The teams were assisted by an officer from High street and Hale End SNT. Approximately 600 cannabis plants at varying stages of growth were seized at the property. A 40-year-old woman was arrested at the scene for cultivation of a class B drug and was further arrested for immigration offences; she was later bailed to return on Wednesday 21 November 2012.
Tackling 'drugs' is a priority for local Safer Neighbourhoods teams and local officers will continue to relentlessly pursue drugs related crime on a daily basis. As information about local drug dealing comes in, local officers will seek to verify it, and take appropriate action as quickly as possible. This could include going to a court to apply for a search warrant, circulating a suspect as wanted, or increasing patrols in particular areas. When action has been taken, local police will inform local communities letting them know what is being done to help rid their communities of drug dealers.
If you have any information about drug related crime, please call us on 101 or alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.