Drug dealer jailed after £3million cannabis factory discovered at former chicken farm

Drug dealer jailed after £3million cannabis discovered at former chicken farm

Drug dealer jailed after £3million cannabis discovered at former chicken farm

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A MAN has been jailed after a £3million cannabis factory was discovered near Ardleigh.

Anthony Davis, 48, of Newbridge Farm, Fox Street, Ardleigh, was sentenced to three years and four months at Chelmsford Crown Court today.

Police discovered almost 3,000 plants and 27.7kilos of packaged and ready-to-sell cannabis at the former chicken farm.

The complex set-up involved three barns at the site with plots regularly harvested.

It is understood the units had been rented out through a lettings agency.

The owner denied having any knowledge of what the premises were being used for but declined to comment any further.

See the full story in Wednesday's Gazette.

 

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3:03pm Tue 2 Sep 14

st botolphs round & roundabout says...

Beautiful green room.
Beautiful green room. st botolphs round & roundabout
  • Score: 0

5:30pm Tue 2 Sep 14

sandgrounder 1 says...

Nice
not a bad years work and i suppose the police didn't take any
Nice not a bad years work and i suppose the police didn't take any sandgrounder 1
  • Score: 6

6:19pm Tue 2 Sep 14

angus_mcoat_up says...

So when are they going to start raiding breweries? Making liquid poison that destroys peoples lives & kills hundreds of thousands of people around the world every year? Oh, I forgot, it's because the governments make £millions in revenue & if they made cannabis legal, people would grow their own for pleasure or medicinal purposes, silly me.
So when are they going to start raiding breweries? Making liquid poison that destroys peoples lives & kills hundreds of thousands of people around the world every year? Oh, I forgot, it's because the governments make £millions in revenue & if they made cannabis legal, people would grow their own for pleasure or medicinal purposes, silly me. angus_mcoat_up
  • Score: 4

7:26pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Mr Stork says...

sandgrounder 1 wrote:
Nice
not a bad years work and i suppose the police didn't take any
Nahhh the the police didn't take any...they left it all behind.
Not a bad years work? What are all the sad people who smoke this rubbish and can't have a good time and who are socially inapt gong to do now this lots been seized?
[quote][p][bold]sandgrounder 1[/bold] wrote: Nice not a bad years work and i suppose the police didn't take any[/p][/quote]Nahhh the the police didn't take any...they left it all behind. Not a bad years work? What are all the sad people who smoke this rubbish and can't have a good time and who are socially inapt gong to do now this lots been seized? Mr Stork
  • Score: 2

8:44pm Tue 2 Sep 14

angus_mcoat_up says...

Mr Stork wrote:
sandgrounder 1 wrote:
Nice
not a bad years work and i suppose the police didn't take any
Nahhh the the police didn't take any...they left it all behind.
Not a bad years work? What are all the sad people who smoke this rubbish and can't have a good time and who are socially inapt gong to do now this lots been seized?
Why do you class people who smoke it "sad"? Are they sadder than those who go out on a Friday or Saturday night & get legless in town, throw up on the streets, start fights, urinate in shop door ways & cost the NHS millions each year? I think you should maybe roll one & chill out, most people who are so against it are people who have never tried it & so can't really form an objective opinion, if you had tried it then you'd probably understand how the "high" is so much more passive than being drunk. Lets not forget it has powerful medicinal purposes for sufferers of illnesses such as MS by helping to relax the muscular spasticity associated with the illness. You can even get as a product called Sativex in Wales.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Stork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sandgrounder 1[/bold] wrote: Nice not a bad years work and i suppose the police didn't take any[/p][/quote]Nahhh the the police didn't take any...they left it all behind. Not a bad years work? What are all the sad people who smoke this rubbish and can't have a good time and who are socially inapt gong to do now this lots been seized?[/p][/quote]Why do you class people who smoke it "sad"? Are they sadder than those who go out on a Friday or Saturday night & get legless in town, throw up on the streets, start fights, urinate in shop door ways & cost the NHS millions each year? I think you should maybe roll one & chill out, most people who are so against it are people who have never tried it & so can't really form an objective opinion, if you had tried it then you'd probably understand how the "high" is so much more passive than being drunk. Lets not forget it has powerful medicinal purposes for sufferers of illnesses such as MS by helping to relax the muscular spasticity associated with the illness. You can even get as a product called Sativex in Wales. angus_mcoat_up
  • Score: 13

10:32pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Navajo wife says...

Three yrs. And fout months. What a joke. Why didn't they just slap him on the wrist, say naughty boy, and let him go. Sorry, spelled FOUR wrong, I was laughing so hard.
Three yrs. And fout months. What a joke. Why didn't they just slap him on the wrist, say naughty boy, and let him go. Sorry, spelled FOUR wrong, I was laughing so hard. Navajo wife
  • Score: 3

12:09am Wed 3 Sep 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Hi Angus, thing is I'm 66.5. And three of my school friends who smoked the weed ended up flicking the "switch" - two were confirmed eventually as schitzophrenic and have never worked after 20 years. And the third saved us all trouble and went to the next level and od ded in a ditch on the Isle of sheppey. Yes, alcohol is a convenient counter argument, but there is always a way back. The switch flick thing on weed is really something to be honest about, or sink like my old school friends - who would now be with me at 66.5 years - but they are eternally only late teens
Doubt you addics can escape the romance of the weed, but...
Hi Angus, thing is I'm 66.5. And three of my school friends who smoked the weed ended up flicking the "switch" - two were confirmed eventually as schitzophrenic and have never worked after 20 years. And the third saved us all trouble and went to the next level and od ded in a ditch on the Isle of sheppey. Yes, alcohol is a convenient counter argument, but there is always a way back. The switch flick thing on weed is really something to be honest about, or sink like my old school friends - who would now be with me at 66.5 years - but they are eternally only late teens Doubt you addics can escape the romance of the weed, but... Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 5

4:54am Wed 3 Sep 14

Navajo wife says...

Oh I knew I would get thumbs down, but..It is well known that weed will destroy brain cells. On the other hand it does ease the pain for cancer patients and Aids and other severe pain sufferers. My comment was referring to the judges who hand out such stupid sentences. The judges just don't seem to care. So, as I have said before I am so glad our laws are better and when we put the cuffs on these people and they are proven guilty, we know the job was worth doing and the punishment given is right.
Oh I knew I would get thumbs down, but..It is well known that weed will destroy brain cells. On the other hand it does ease the pain for cancer patients and Aids and other severe pain sufferers. My comment was referring to the judges who hand out such stupid sentences. The judges just don't seem to care. So, as I have said before I am so glad our laws are better and when we put the cuffs on these people and they are proven guilty, we know the job was worth doing and the punishment given is right. Navajo wife
  • Score: 4

9:09am Wed 3 Sep 14

totallyfootball says...

Pathetic sentence, who says crime does not pay?
Pathetic sentence, who says crime does not pay? totallyfootball
  • Score: 4

11:05am Wed 3 Sep 14

cynicalsubber says...

*sigh* Legalise it, tax it, keep it away from kids and drivers... I've never used it myself, but everyone that I know who has says it does a lot less harm than alcohol, and if it was legal, there would be nobody trying to tempt users to use anything harder, just as the vast majority of us who legally drink alcohol aren't tempted to drink moonshine.
*sigh* Legalise it, tax it, keep it away from kids and drivers... I've never used it myself, but everyone that I know who has says it does a lot less harm than alcohol, and if it was legal, there would be nobody trying to tempt users to use anything harder, just as the vast majority of us who legally drink alcohol aren't tempted to drink moonshine. cynicalsubber
  • Score: -4

8:54pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Mr Stork says...

angus_mcoat_up wrote:
Mr Stork wrote:
sandgrounder 1 wrote:
Nice
not a bad years work and i suppose the police didn't take any
Nahhh the the police didn't take any...they left it all behind.
Not a bad years work? What are all the sad people who smoke this rubbish and can't have a good time and who are socially inapt gong to do now this lots been seized?
Why do you class people who smoke it "sad"? Are they sadder than those who go out on a Friday or Saturday night & get legless in town, throw up on the streets, start fights, urinate in shop door ways & cost the NHS millions each year? I think you should maybe roll one & chill out, most people who are so against it are people who have never tried it & so can't really form an objective opinion, if you had tried it then you'd probably understand how the "high" is so much more passive than being drunk. Lets not forget it has powerful medicinal purposes for sufferers of illnesses such as MS by helping to relax the muscular spasticity associated with the illness. You can even get as a product called Sativex in Wales.
They are all as bad as each other.as usual people abuse it. Just saying people who need drugs to have a good time are boring otherwise!.
[quote][p][bold]angus_mcoat_up[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Stork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sandgrounder 1[/bold] wrote: Nice not a bad years work and i suppose the police didn't take any[/p][/quote]Nahhh the the police didn't take any...they left it all behind. Not a bad years work? What are all the sad people who smoke this rubbish and can't have a good time and who are socially inapt gong to do now this lots been seized?[/p][/quote]Why do you class people who smoke it "sad"? Are they sadder than those who go out on a Friday or Saturday night & get legless in town, throw up on the streets, start fights, urinate in shop door ways & cost the NHS millions each year? I think you should maybe roll one & chill out, most people who are so against it are people who have never tried it & so can't really form an objective opinion, if you had tried it then you'd probably understand how the "high" is so much more passive than being drunk. Lets not forget it has powerful medicinal purposes for sufferers of illnesses such as MS by helping to relax the muscular spasticity associated with the illness. You can even get as a product called Sativex in Wales.[/p][/quote]They are all as bad as each other.as usual people abuse it. Just saying people who need drugs to have a good time are boring otherwise!. Mr Stork
  • Score: 4

9:12pm Wed 3 Sep 14

angus_mcoat_up says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
Hi Angus, thing is I'm 66.5. And three of my school friends who smoked the weed ended up flicking the "switch" - two were confirmed eventually as schitzophrenic and have never worked after 20 years. And the third saved us all trouble and went to the next level and od ded in a ditch on the Isle of sheppey. Yes, alcohol is a convenient counter argument, but there is always a way back. The switch flick thing on weed is really something to be honest about, or sink like my old school friends - who would now be with me at 66.5 years - but they are eternally only late teens
Doubt you addics can escape the romance of the weed, but...
Hi Angry, I'm sorry to hear about your 2 friends who went schizophrenic, how can that positively attributed to their cannabis use? maybe if they'd have abused alcohol to the same extent they may have ended up with sclerosis of the liver or brain damaged etc. It's a pretty obvious fact of life that if you abuse any substance, it'll abuse you, whether that be alcohol, drugs, food, cigarettes etc. I admit to the fact that I enjoy the odd joint & have done for the past 35 years but again, everything in moderation. As for your 3rd friend who sadly OD'd in a ditch, I doubt very much it was through cannabis, he'd have simply fallen asleep very happily before he could do himself too much harm & as we all know, nobody has ever died from what maybe construed as an OD on cannabis, it just isn't lethal, unlike heroin, cocaine & other unnatural "drugs". Let's not forget cannabis gets it's nickname "weed" for the simple reason that that's what it really is, a weed, it grows naturally & has been used for many thousands of years a medicine for many ailments & pleasure, that was until the creation of a far more sinister thing appeared on the scene commonly known as the pharmaceutical business who along with the governments decided they didn't want you to use your drugs, they wanted you to use their drugs & pay a premium price to manage the symptoms NOT cure the cause!
People say they get "hooked" on it, they don't get hooked on cannabis as it isn't addictive on a metaphysical base, they get addicted to the escapism from reality.
As someone stated, legalise it, tax it & everyone chill out & put a Doors album on :0)
Oh & by the way, I'm not an addict to anything but nicotine & how healthy is that? & you can buy that in Tesco!
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: Hi Angus, thing is I'm 66.5. And three of my school friends who smoked the weed ended up flicking the "switch" - two were confirmed eventually as schitzophrenic and have never worked after 20 years. And the third saved us all trouble and went to the next level and od ded in a ditch on the Isle of sheppey. Yes, alcohol is a convenient counter argument, but there is always a way back. The switch flick thing on weed is really something to be honest about, or sink like my old school friends - who would now be with me at 66.5 years - but they are eternally only late teens Doubt you addics can escape the romance of the weed, but...[/p][/quote]Hi Angry, I'm sorry to hear about your 2 friends who went schizophrenic, how can that positively attributed to their cannabis use? maybe if they'd have abused alcohol to the same extent they may have ended up with sclerosis of the liver or brain damaged etc. It's a pretty obvious fact of life that if you abuse any substance, it'll abuse you, whether that be alcohol, drugs, food, cigarettes etc. I admit to the fact that I enjoy the odd joint & have done for the past 35 years but again, everything in moderation. As for your 3rd friend who sadly OD'd in a ditch, I doubt very much it was through cannabis, he'd have simply fallen asleep very happily before he could do himself too much harm & as we all know, nobody has ever died from what maybe construed as an OD on cannabis, it just isn't lethal, unlike heroin, cocaine & other unnatural "drugs". Let's not forget cannabis gets it's nickname "weed" for the simple reason that that's what it really is, a weed, it grows naturally & has been used for many thousands of years a medicine for many ailments & pleasure, that was until the creation of a far more sinister thing appeared on the scene commonly known as the pharmaceutical business who along with the governments decided they didn't want you to use your drugs, they wanted you to use their drugs & pay a premium price to manage the symptoms NOT cure the cause! People say they get "hooked" on it, they don't get hooked on cannabis as it isn't addictive on a metaphysical base, they get addicted to the escapism from reality. As someone stated, legalise it, tax it & everyone chill out & put a Doors album on :0) Oh & by the way, I'm not an addict to anything but nicotine & how healthy is that? & you can buy that in Tesco! angus_mcoat_up
  • Score: -3

9:26am Sat 6 Sep 14

Dr Martin says...

Well done for locking him up!
Well done for locking him up! Dr Martin
  • Score: 0

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