Ipswich man, 58, charged with producing cannabis at property in Chantry

Cannabis found at property in Crocus Close

Cannabis found at property in Crocus Close - Credit: Su Anderson

A 58-year-old man is due to appear in court charged with growing cannabis at a property in Ipswich.

Laura Caulton, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary, confirmed police had attended a premises in the Chantry area of the town.

She said: “We arrested a man on Sunday at 10.20am following the discovery of cannabis plants at an address in Crocus Close.”

It is understood police found at small number of plants being grown at the property.

The suspect was taken to the police investigation centre at Suffolk Constabulary’s headquarters in Martlesham, where he was questioned by officers before being charged around six hours after his arrest.

Gordon Leighton, of Crocus Close, Ipswich, is accused of production of a Class B drug.

He has been released on police bail until his first court appearance which is scheduled for the afternoon of April 3.

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The case will be heard at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court in Ipswich.