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Police uncover £23,000 cannabis factory in Gravesend

PUBLISHED: 11:15 06 December 2013 | UPDATED: 11:15 06 December 2013

Three men were arrested after police officers uncovered a Gravesend cannabis factory believed to be worth around £23,000.

Police discovered around 58 cannabis plants under specialist lighting at a building in Windmill Street.

A 32 year old Gravesend man, along with a 27 year old man and a 29 year old man, both from Essex, were arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis and suspicion of possession with intent to supply both class A and B drugs.

All three have been bailed until 10 February next year pending further enquiries.

Pc Adrian Parsons, Gravesend drugs liaison officer, said: “Although this factory was discovered by police officers on foot patrol in the town, this is a good example of how the public can help us to deal with these types of properties.

“If you smell what you believe to be cannabis growing, just as we did on the night, then we would encourage you to report it to us so we can investigate further.”

The officers were patrolling as part of a Predictive Policing day of action.

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