Cannabis growing in Wickford garage

Echo: Seized – PC Asa Smith with haul cannabis plants Seized – PC Asa Smith with haul cannabis plants

POLICE uncovered a garage packed with cannabis during a drugs bust in Wickford.

Officers smashed down the door to the house in Albany Road as part of a crack down on antisocial behaviour and drugs offences across the Basildon borough.

Once inside, police discovered the garage had been converted into a drugs den.

It contained two growing tents, each with nine cannabis plants inside.

A search of the rest of the property revealed the loft had also been converted in to a makeshift growing room, containing a further 11 plants.

In total, 29 cannabis plants were found.

Officers were acting on reports from neighbours who noticed suspicious activity over the last fewmonths.

A 34-year-old man was arrested during the raid and is currently on police bail, pending further enquiries.

PC Asa Smith, from the Wickford neighbourhood policing team, said: “We won’t tolerate drug activity and associated criminality.

“My message to the public is this – give us the information and we will do the rest.

“Where we receive information from the public we will act positively. We are dedicated to making the lives of criminals difficult in the area we police and beyond.

“If anyone has information about any criminal activity they can contact Essex Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555 111.”

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9:08am Thu 22 May 14

aarontrophy says...

I bet he gets away with it
I bet he gets away with it aarontrophy
  • Score: 0

9:51am Thu 22 May 14

Howard Cháse says...

Someone grassed him up...
Someone grassed him up... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 0

10:30am Thu 22 May 14

yagetme says...

Can the Echo run a caption contest for that photo, please?
Can the Echo run a caption contest for that photo, please? yagetme
  • Score: 1

10:56am Thu 22 May 14

Howard Cháse says...

yagetme wrote:
Can the Echo run a caption contest for that photo, please?
Copper is saying . Where's Bill and Ben, Weed?
[quote][p][bold]yagetme[/bold] wrote: Can the Echo run a caption contest for that photo, please?[/p][/quote]Copper is saying . Where's Bill and Ben, Weed? Howard Cháse
  • Score: 0

1:47pm Thu 22 May 14

aarontrophy says...

people only get caught cos someone grasses them up
people only get caught cos someone grasses them up aarontrophy
  • Score: 0

3:12pm Thu 22 May 14

Dr Martin says...

Well done to the police
Well done to the police Dr Martin
  • Score: 17

3:19pm Thu 22 May 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Love thy Neighbour,
Love thy Neighbour, Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 0

4:01pm Thu 22 May 14

steady_bloke says...

The copper in the pic thinks he's busted a cartel or summat going by the look on his face!

I'm all for drug busts but why the focus on cannabis growers? It's all the other shi* that needs dealing with in my opinion.
The copper in the pic thinks he's busted a cartel or summat going by the look on his face! I'm all for drug busts but why the focus on cannabis growers? It's all the other shi* that needs dealing with in my opinion. steady_bloke
  • Score: -9

4:07pm Thu 22 May 14

sesibollox says...

steady_bloke wrote:
The copper in the pic thinks he's busted a cartel or summat going by the look on his face!

I'm all for drug busts but why the focus on cannabis growers? It's all the other shi* that needs dealing with in my opinion.
You dont have an opinion sh1t for brains
[quote][p][bold]steady_bloke[/bold] wrote: The copper in the pic thinks he's busted a cartel or summat going by the look on his face! I'm all for drug busts but why the focus on cannabis growers? It's all the other shi* that needs dealing with in my opinion.[/p][/quote]You dont have an opinion sh1t for brains sesibollox
  • Score: 0

4:11pm Thu 22 May 14

steady_bloke says...

sesibollox

you'll never be the man your mum is
sesibollox you'll never be the man your mum is steady_bloke
  • Score: 0

6:41pm Thu 22 May 14

sensiblelos says...

http://www.learnlibe
rty.org/videos/why-a
re-so-many-violent-c
riminals-walking-fre
e/

why are so many violent criminals walking free- watch the link above- and you will see that the police should direct their scarce resources on solving violent crimes rather than treating drug consumers as criminals...prohibit
ion supports organized crime...many countries are decriminalizing cannabis in order to prevent organised crime, the UK will follow in time , they will see how much tax revenues these countries make by decriminalization, its only a matter of time - its the domino effect...
http://www.learnlibe rty.org/videos/why-a re-so-many-violent-c riminals-walking-fre e/ why are so many violent criminals walking free- watch the link above- and you will see that the police should direct their scarce resources on solving violent crimes rather than treating drug consumers as criminals...prohibit ion supports organized crime...many countries are decriminalizing cannabis in order to prevent organised crime, the UK will follow in time , they will see how much tax revenues these countries make by decriminalization, its only a matter of time - its the domino effect... sensiblelos
  • Score: -12

7:37pm Thu 22 May 14

sesibollox says...

steady_bloke wrote:
sesibollox

you'll never be the man your mum is
She's dead you Cnut
[quote][p][bold]steady_bloke[/bold] wrote: sesibollox you'll never be the man your mum is[/p][/quote]She's dead you Cnut sesibollox
  • Score: 0

7:38pm Thu 22 May 14

sesibollox says...

steady_bloke wrote:
sesibollox

you'll never be the man your mum is
Id learn a few basics if I were you
[quote][p][bold]steady_bloke[/bold] wrote: sesibollox you'll never be the man your mum is[/p][/quote]Id learn a few basics if I were you sesibollox
  • Score: 0

8:16pm Thu 22 May 14

VeteranOfMany says...

steady_bloke wrote:
sesibollox

you'll never be the man your mum is
Do you like baseball ? make sure the bat isn't broken...
[quote][p][bold]steady_bloke[/bold] wrote: sesibollox you'll never be the man your mum is[/p][/quote]Do you like baseball ? make sure the bat isn't broken... VeteranOfMany
  • Score: 0

8:53pm Thu 22 May 14

sensiblelos says...

Vices are those acts by which a man harms himself or his property.

Crimes are those acts by which one man harms the person or property of another.

Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness. Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons or property.
Vices are those acts by which a man harms himself or his property. Crimes are those acts by which one man harms the person or property of another. Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness. Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons or property. sensiblelos
  • Score: -10

9:42pm Thu 22 May 14

profondo asbo says...

our lives are so hollow and empty we need to escape the mundanity of our own existence yeah. high five me los bellendos
our lives are so hollow and empty we need to escape the mundanity of our own existence yeah. high five me los bellendos profondo asbo
  • Score: 2

9:46pm Thu 22 May 14

profondo asbo says...

Dr Martin wrote:
Well done to the police
hi doc. can i buy you lunch?
[quote][p][bold]Dr Martin[/bold] wrote: Well done to the police[/p][/quote]hi doc. can i buy you lunch? profondo asbo
  • Score: 3

9:48am Fri 23 May 14

Dr Martin says...

profondo asbo wrote:
Dr Martin wrote:
Well done to the police
hi doc. can i buy you lunch?
One day, profondo, as you know it's a bit of a journey
I would go into more detail but sensiblelos seemed very keen to know where I am from, probably so he can harass me at work

Sensiblelos and I are still trading posts on this story
http://www.thetelegr
aphandargus.co.uk/ne
ws/national/news/110
52153.Legal_cannabis
_poses__grave_danger
_/
I have never known a story to be open to comments nearly 3 months on, I do suspect he is using "sock" accounts to boost the pro pot numbers

Having to spend a lot time dealing with "White rabbit9" the little **** only down voted a post of mine to "-960" so I am returning the favour plus a little interest
[quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dr Martin[/bold] wrote: Well done to the police[/p][/quote]hi doc. can i buy you lunch?[/p][/quote]One day, profondo, as you know it's a bit of a journey I would go into more detail but sensiblelos seemed very keen to know where I am from, probably so he can harass me at work Sensiblelos and I are still trading posts on this story http://www.thetelegr aphandargus.co.uk/ne ws/national/news/110 52153.Legal_cannabis _poses__grave_danger _/ I have never known a story to be open to comments nearly 3 months on, I do suspect he is using "sock" accounts to boost the pro pot numbers Having to spend a lot time dealing with "White rabbit9" the little **** only down voted a post of mine to "-960" so I am returning the favour plus a little interest Dr Martin
  • Score: 3

9:49am Fri 23 May 14

ThisYear says...

profondo asbo wrote:
Dr Martin wrote:
Well done to the police
hi doc. can i buy you lunch?
Buy yourself a capital lock key instead..
[quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dr Martin[/bold] wrote: Well done to the police[/p][/quote]hi doc. can i buy you lunch?[/p][/quote]Buy yourself a capital lock key instead.. ThisYear
  • Score: -1

10:05am Fri 23 May 14

profondo asbo says...

Dr Martin wrote:
profondo asbo wrote:
Dr Martin wrote:
Well done to the police
hi doc. can i buy you lunch?
One day, profondo, as you know it's a bit of a journey
I would go into more detail but sensiblelos seemed very keen to know where I am from, probably so he can harass me at work

Sensiblelos and I are still trading posts on this story
http://www.thetelegr

aphandargus.co.uk/ne

ws/national/news/110

52153.Legal_cannabis

_poses__grave_danger

_/
I have never known a story to be open to comments nearly 3 months on, I do suspect he is using "sock" accounts to boost the pro pot numbers

Having to spend a lot time dealing with "White rabbit9" the little **** only down voted a post of mine to "-960" so I am returning the favour plus a little interest
keep up the good work.
[quote][p][bold]Dr Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dr Martin[/bold] wrote: Well done to the police[/p][/quote]hi doc. can i buy you lunch?[/p][/quote]One day, profondo, as you know it's a bit of a journey I would go into more detail but sensiblelos seemed very keen to know where I am from, probably so he can harass me at work Sensiblelos and I are still trading posts on this story http://www.thetelegr aphandargus.co.uk/ne ws/national/news/110 52153.Legal_cannabis _poses__grave_danger _/ I have never known a story to be open to comments nearly 3 months on, I do suspect he is using "sock" accounts to boost the pro pot numbers Having to spend a lot time dealing with "White rabbit9" the little **** only down voted a post of mine to "-960" so I am returning the favour plus a little interest[/p][/quote]keep up the good work. profondo asbo
  • Score: 5

11:32am Fri 23 May 14

Dr Martin says...

sensiblelos wrote:
Vices are those acts by which a man harms himself or his property.

Crimes are those acts by which one man harms the person or property of another.

Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness. Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons or property.
So are you saying all vices should be allowed?
[quote][p][bold]sensiblelos[/bold] wrote: Vices are those acts by which a man harms himself or his property. Crimes are those acts by which one man harms the person or property of another. Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness. Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons or property.[/p][/quote]So are you saying all vices should be allowed? Dr Martin
  • Score: 0

3:38pm Sat 24 May 14

sensiblelos says...

Lawmakers around the globe are warming to the idea of marijuana legalization.

“There is absolutely no way we will deal with our drug problems with our current policies, simply because there is too much money to be made selling illicit drugs in this world,” says Const. Kash Heed, a chief constable in West Vancouver, BC, one of Canada’s most affluent cities.

Time for change........Prohib
ition supports organized crime....
Lawmakers around the globe are warming to the idea of marijuana legalization. “There is absolutely no way we will deal with our drug problems with our current policies, simply because there is too much money to be made selling illicit drugs in this world,” says Const. Kash Heed, a chief constable in West Vancouver, BC, one of Canada’s most affluent cities. Time for change........Prohib ition supports organized crime.... sensiblelos
  • Score: -5

8:12pm Sat 24 May 14

Dr Martin says...

sensiblelos wrote:
Lawmakers around the globe are warming to the idea of marijuana legalization.

“There is absolutely no way we will deal with our drug problems with our current policies, simply because there is too much money to be made selling illicit drugs in this world,” says Const. Kash Heed, a chief constable in West Vancouver, BC, one of Canada’s most affluent cities.

Time for change........Prohib

ition supports organized crime....
Not really an earth shattering statement regarding Vancouver, you only have to look at a map to see what is on it's southern border.....

Stoners support organised crime, by buying weed from them
[quote][p][bold]sensiblelos[/bold] wrote: Lawmakers around the globe are warming to the idea of marijuana legalization. “There is absolutely no way we will deal with our drug problems with our current policies, simply because there is too much money to be made selling illicit drugs in this world,” says Const. Kash Heed, a chief constable in West Vancouver, BC, one of Canada’s most affluent cities. Time for change........Prohib ition supports organized crime....[/p][/quote]Not really an earth shattering statement regarding Vancouver, you only have to look at a map to see what is on it's southern border..... Stoners support organised crime, by buying weed from them Dr Martin
  • Score: 2

12:57am Sun 25 May 14

sensiblelos says...

“I wish the Americans would stop with this legalization,” Mexican marijuana grower Rodrigo Silla tells The Washington Post.

“It’s not worth it anymore,” says Silla, who is 50 and has grown cannabis illegally his entire life. This year will be the first that the farmer gives up on marijuana as a source of income.

Organized Criminals support Prohibition-take away the profit from the organized criminals and obtain tax revenue for governments.
“I wish the Americans would stop with this legalization,” Mexican marijuana grower Rodrigo Silla tells The Washington Post. “It’s not worth it anymore,” says Silla, who is 50 and has grown cannabis illegally his entire life. This year will be the first that the farmer gives up on marijuana as a source of income. Organized Criminals support Prohibition-take away the profit from the organized criminals and obtain tax revenue for governments. sensiblelos
  • Score: -1

6:58pm Sun 25 May 14

Dr Martin says...

On the face of it that is good news, however that of course will depend on what the farmer does now
http://www.washingto
npost.com/world/trac
ing-the-us-heroin-su
rge-back-south-of-th
e-border-as-mexican-
cannabis-output-fall
s/2014/04/06/58dfc59
0-2123-4cc6-b664-1e5
948960576_story.html

Weed will loose it's street cred if it's legal. What will they turn to then?

Stoners won't pay tax on weed they will grow their own
On the face of it that is good news, however that of course will depend on what the farmer does now http://www.washingto npost.com/world/trac ing-the-us-heroin-su rge-back-south-of-th e-border-as-mexican- cannabis-output-fall s/2014/04/06/58dfc59 0-2123-4cc6-b664-1e5 948960576_story.html Weed will loose it's street cred if it's legal. What will they turn to then? Stoners won't pay tax on weed they will grow their own Dr Martin
  • Score: -1

8:01pm Sun 25 May 14

Dr Martin says...

Dr Martin wrote:
sensiblelos wrote:
Vices are those acts by which a man harms himself or his property.

Crimes are those acts by which one man harms the person or property of another.

Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness. Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons or property.
So are you saying all vices should be allowed?
Was that a difficult question?
[quote][p][bold]Dr Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sensiblelos[/bold] wrote: Vices are those acts by which a man harms himself or his property. Crimes are those acts by which one man harms the person or property of another. Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness. Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons or property.[/p][/quote]So are you saying all vices should be allowed?[/p][/quote]Was that a difficult question? Dr Martin
  • Score: -1

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