Article by Richard Duggan: Officers from Essex Police have seized a whopping number of cannabis plants from a drug factory in Billericay.
Police bagged a total of 3,197 plants from a warehouse in Outwood Farm Road on Monday evening (June 12).
They attended the address after receiving a call from the fire service to reports of a blaze coming from a building.
A number of people were seen running away from the scene.
Officers from Basildon's Local Policing Team visited the scene and discovered a sophisticated cannabis factory.
No arrests have been made at this time.
Detectives from the Serious Crime Directorate are now investigating this incident and have been working with other specialist departments to dismantle the factory.
Anyone with information or has seen any suspicious behaviour in the area is asked to contact Serious Crime Unit on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Read original article by Richard Duggan, Essex Live