Published: 14:56, 16 May 2021
| Updated: 14:05, 21 May 2021
Seven people have been arrested after more than 200 cannabis plants were found growing in a house.
The drug factory was uncovered at a property in Canterbury Road, Herne Bay.
The discovery was made after police were called to a report of people loading what appeared to be cannabis plants into two vehicles outside the home at 1.30pm yesterday.
The vehicles were then reported to have left the property and were followed by officers onto the A2, where one car was stopped while travelling on the A2 at Pepper Hill, near Gravesend.
The second vehicle was stopped by officers on the A2 near Falconwood, south east London.
Upon searching the cars, officers found cannabis plants and cultivation equipment.
They arrested two 64-year-old men from Greater London, and a 35-year-old woman of no fixed address, near Pepper Hill.
Two men aged 24 and 25, and of no fixed address, were stopped by officers while travelling on the A2 near Falconwood.
A search warrant was then carried out at the property in Herne Bay, where more than 200 plants in various stages of growth were found, as well as further cultivation equipment.
Two men, both aged 25, were arrested inside the property.
All seven were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the production of cannabis and remain in custody while the investigation continues.