Londoner arrested in Clacton-on-Sea after 40 suspected cannabis plants found in car

Police found what were believed to be cannabis plants in the suspect's car. Picture: ARCHANT

Police found what were believed to be cannabis plants in the suspect's car. Picture: ARCHANT

A Londoner has been arrested in north-east Essex after police found what are believed to be cannabis plants in his car.

Officers stopped the driver of a silver Vauxhall Zafira in Oxford Road, Clacton-on-Sea around 9.30am on February 20 for failing to have a valid MOT.

A strong smell of cannabis led to a search of the car and what is believed to be 40 small cannabis plants were found.

The driver, a 37-year-old man from Dagenham, East London, was arrested on suspicion of producing a Class B drug, possessing a Class B drug, possession of an offensive weapon and drug driving.

He has been released under investigation, pending further enquiries.


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