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Harlow cops have a nose for crime as they unearth cannabis farm in Fern Hill Lane

Communities / Fri 18th Dec 2015 at 03:51pm

Fern CannabisA MAN is spending Christmas in jail after police officers in Harlow followed their noses to uncover a cannabis factory.

Sgt Paul Foster and Pc Joshua Haase were on routine patrol in the Fern Hill area of the town when they noticed the powerful scent of the plant coming from a plot of land.

After investigating further, they uncovered around 60 cannabis plants worth thousands of pounds. Following the discovery, a local man and woman were arrested.

John Jones, 38, of Fern Hill Lane, Harlow, admitted being concerned in the production of cannabis and was jailed for 18 months when he appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court earlier this month.

He was also ordered to pay a £900 criminal courts charge and a £100 court charge.

Mary Mitchell, 34, Fern Hill Lane, Harlow, admitted to permitting production of cannabis and was handed an 18 month community order.
She was ordered to pay a criminal courts charge of £900 and a £60 court charge. She must complete 100 hours of unpaid work.

Pc Joshua Haase said: “Cultivating and supplying drugs is a blight on our communities and is frequently linked to serious organised crime. The sentence handed down by the court reflects the work we are doing to crack down on criminal activity and bring those responsible for such crimes to justice.

“I’m pleased these drugs have been taken off the streets of Harlow and that the offender is facing time behind bars.”

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