Essex: Two men jailed for total of six years following discovery of cannabis factory

TWO men have been sentenced to a total of six years in prison following officers discovery of a cannabis factory in Little Canfield near Dunmow in January.

Lee Bridger, 42, of Colvers, Matching Green near Harlow, and 39-year-old Stuart Ellis of Longfield, Harlow, both admitted production of a class B controlled drug and were sentenced to three years in prison each when they appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday May 9.

The factory was discovered following the execution of a drugs warrant at a property in Hamilton Road on January 28.

They discovered 209 cannabis plants as well as leaves and dried cannabis as well as a hydroponics set up.