Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cannabis Factory

Just posting this here because this is our local town, in fact Caroline used to work nearby this building at one time. I snaffled this from the Essex Police site. But then, this is not as close as the big cannabis greenhouse discovered in our village. Seems to be a common criminal occupation in Essex and, when in a Dengie 100 pub you mustn't ask why you saw an aeroplane landing without lights on a local field. But it's a crying shame that they're destroying all this. They should legalize it and tax it. We need the money.

More than 8000 plants with an estimated street value of £2 million were discovered during a raid on an industrial unit in Heybridge near Maldon on Tuesday, November 9.

Nine purpose built rooms housing 280kg of skunk plants in various stages of growth and a sophisticated set up of lighting and hydropnic equipment were uncovered at a former print works in Hall Road.

Officers estimate the factory will have cost in the region of £250,000 to set up and may have been involved in supplying drugs across the UK and possibly abroad.

The factory also included its own electrical substation which had been illegally linked directly into local mains power supplies.

It is the largest ever discovered in Essex and is thought to be one of the biggest ever uncovered across the UK.


Skar said...

Californa's, proposition 19 nearly voted in the sale of small portions of cannabis. The voters got cold feet at the last moment. The vote was about 2 weeks a go now.

Adam Roberts said...

Well, after the last post I was starting to think there would never be a topic on which we agreed. But I was wrong. I'm with you on this ... legalise and tax it.

Neal Asher said...

Well, Skar, you can't even smoke a cigarette outside there so how did they think they'd get that one through?

Many people disagree with my opinions, Adam. It's one of the penalties of not having my groupthink card stamped.

Xanares said...

Portugal did it.

Friso said...

And if it's legalised, don't get caught in the schizophrenic position we have in the Netherlands where buying and selling it in small quantities is legal, but growing or supplying it is not.

Andrew said...

I'm always impressed with their ingenuity.

It takes a lot to get the hydroponics, UV and ventilation set up.

Also, the substation must have taken some thinking about. It probably quite dangerous to tap the mains like that.

The supply chain involved to get rid of that much dope must take some organisation too.

These people should put there efforts into a legetimate business, they would be pretty good at it.

Andrew said...

my spelling in the last post was awful. Would blame it on the keyboard like I normally do but to be honest have had a fair bit to drink.

thatsskarwithak said...

I think it's more for home use.

Graeme said...

They all look like lovely little smelly Christmas trees.

You have to wonder, how many other greenhouses are doing the same? We've had two houss in our town raided and the same (but smaller) setups found. In one they had partitioned the front room and done a perspective setup on the wall, so that at first glance you were looking into a full depth room. I believe they had tapped a street lamp for power.