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Man charged and 15-year-old released under investigation after police uncover 50-plant cannabis factory in Maldon

PUBLISHED: 11:47 10 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:05 11 March 2018

Police found at least 50 plants growing inside the property. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Police found at least 50 plants growing inside the property. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A man has been charged after police found a 50-plant Essex cannabis factory.

Officers from Essex Police found the plants at a property in Fambridge Road, Maldon, on Saturday, after they were alerted to a man acting suspiciously in the early hours of the morning.

A 28-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy of no fixed address were arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and taken to custody for questioning.

Tuy Van Tran, 28, of no fixed address, has been charged with being concerned in the production of cannabis. He is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

A 15-year-old boy of no fixed address arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis has been released under investigation.

Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact the Maldon policing team on 101.

Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org

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