AROUND 30 mature cannabis plants were found in the loft following a drugs warrant at a house in Writtle.

Officers from Chelmsford Neighbourhood Policing team executed a drugs warrant at Hunts Drive, Writtle on Wednesday, September 3 and found the plants along with equipment for hydroponic cultivation.

Brian Neal, aged 31, was later charged with production of class B drugs and was bailed to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates Court on Thursday, September 18.