A DRUGS farm worth around £100,000 has been discovered in a remote village.

A man has been arrested following the raid at a home in Canewdon, Rochford yesterday.

Essex Police officers from the force's Disruptor team, which tackles serious crimes and anti-social behaviour in the south of the county, raided the home in Birch Close in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

A spokesman for the police said: "Inside they found 183 cannabis plants which have a street value of £100,000.

"A 21 year-old man from Canewdon has been arrested on suspicion of cannabis production and is currently in custody.

"Our Disruptor teams were set up earlier this year and focus on identifying, investigating and tackling crimes and anti-social behaviour which impacts communities and protecting vulnerable people."

Ahmet Tarja, of Birch Close, Canewdon, has been charged with producing cannabis and is due to appear at Southend Magistrates’ Court today.

The discovery comes a year after two Canewdon drug dealers were jailed for more than a decade.

Robert Smith, Adam Cowan and John Taylor were all caught inside a house in a small village preparing more than five kilograms of the class A drug in 2019 worth £600,000.

In August last year, Robert Smith and John Taylor was jailed for a collective 14 years.