POLICE stormed a home in Benfleet to discover drugs inside.

The drugs warrant was carried out on Monday, with a "substantial cannabis cultivation" found inside.

Nobody was at home at the time of the raid, but a probe has been launched to identify the home owner.

Drugs and cashed were seized from inside the property.


A spokesman from Essex Police, said: "Officers from our community policing team executed a drugs warrant at an address in Benfleet on Monday.

"Unfortunately nobody was at home, however we found and seized a substantial cannabis cultivation within the address.

"Enquiries continue to identify the occupier, however we seized drugs and cash which will no doubt impact upon the criminal activity in the Castle Point district.

"If you suspect drug dealing or a cultivation in your street, call us on 101 or report online using our Digital101 service.

"You can also report with 100% anonymity via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."