Police execute drugs warrant at Canvey's Monico pub

The Monico pub on Canvey seafront

The Monico pub on Canvey seafront

First published in Local News

POLICE swooped on a well-known Canvey pub and made three arrests after discovering a quantity of cannabis plants.

A drugs warrant was carried out at the Monico pub, in Eastern Esplanade, on Saturday morning, February 9.

The pub is part of the Monico Leisure complex that is also home to Cheeky Monkeys indoor play centre on the seafront and a restaurant.

Derek Gray, director at Monico Leisure, is the freehold owner and said the pub is not leased out to an individual licensee.

He admitted the raid took place and arrests were made, but stressed the plants were not found in one of the firm’s licensed areas.

“The focus of the police inquiries were on a locked up garage in the car park of the pub and not one of our licensed premises,” he said.

An Essex Police spokeswoman said the warrant was executed at about 11.30am under the misuse of drugs act and a quantity of plants, believed to be cannabis, were recovered. She could not reveal a specific number of plants or confirm if they had been found in a garage.

The force spokeswoman said three people, who are all from Canvey, were arrested: a 45-year-old man, a 23-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman.

The trio have been released on bail until May 7 pending further inquiries.

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1:21pm Wed 13 Feb 13

upset says...

If they made it a Saturday night they would have probably found more.
If they made it a Saturday night they would have probably found more. upset
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11:02am Thu 14 Feb 13

Curbishly says...

I misread the headline and for one glorious moment I thought it said. "Police execute drugs dealer at Canvey's Monico Pub".

I can but hope that one day it comes true.
I misread the headline and for one glorious moment I thought it said. "Police execute drugs dealer at Canvey's Monico Pub". I can but hope that one day it comes true. Curbishly
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12:50am Mon 18 Feb 13

Carnabackable says...

Scum grows at this shyte hole
Scum grows at this shyte hole Carnabackable
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