A CANNABIS farm was found after police were called to a “disturbance” - with residents saying “hundreds” of plants were discovered.

Essex Police attended an address on Pin Mill in Basildon following reports of an incident at the address.

However, upon arrival the officers made the discovery of the drugs farm.

A spokesman for Essex Police said two people were arrested in connection to the farm, which was discovered on Thursday last week.

Police were unable to confirm exactly how many cannabis plants were found during the raid.

A resident near the property claimed police were at the address over the course of two days.

They said: “There was a raid on a five bedroom house in Basildon.

“The police were there for two days and took a van from the back garden, hundreds of cannabis plants, and all the equipment used to grow them.

“Also around midnight on the 18th they had the electric company dig up the driveway to disconnect the tap to the main grid too.”

Enquiries are ongoing.

The spokesman said: “We were called to reports of a disturbance at an address on Pin Mill, Basildon, at around 12.00pm on Thursday February 18.

“Officers attended and found a cultivation of cannabis plants.

“They have been seized.

“Two men have been arrested on suspicion of the cultivation of cannabis and released on bail until March 19.

“Our enquiries are ongoing.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

You can also report it online at essex.police.uk.

People can report crime anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or visit the charity’s website at crimestoppers-uk.org.