A 64-year-old man has been charged with drugs offences after a £290,000 cannabis factory was found in Billericay.

Terrance Sando, of Rayleigh Road in Woodford Green has been charged with production of cannabis after police executed a drugs warrant at a rented unit at Outwood Common Road in Ramsden Heath on March 19.

They seized over 1,100 cannabis plants, with an estimated street value of around £290,000.

He has been bailed to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates Court on September 17, 2014.