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£300,000 cannabis factory found in three-floor Nottingham property

A man has appeared in court after police discovered a substantial cannabis grow.

Officers arrested a suspect and discovered nearly 300 plants after executing a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at a three-floor property in Chilwell Road, Beeston, around 9.15am on Thursday (1 February 2024).

Erjold Qevani, aged 25, of no fixed address, was charged with production of a Class B drug.

He appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Friday (2 February 2024) and was remanded in custody until his next appearance at Nottingham Crown Court on 1 March 2024.

Warrants such as this one continue to be carried out as part of ongoing proactive work to tackle drug dealing in the Broxtowe borough.

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Inspector Mike Ebbins, District Commander of Broxtowe, said:

“Drug-related crime is intrinsically linked to street violence, antisocial behaviour, theft, and other serious criminality. It has a devastating impact on the lives of its victims and wider communities.

“For this reason, it is a crime priority for Broxtowe, and we are focusing a great deal of our proactive time targeting dealing and drugs offenders.

“We continue to use a range of tactics and resources to disrupt and deter criminals who move and supply harmful drugs and to take these out of circulation.

“In addition to this, we heavily rely on the information given to us by the public, so I’d encourage anyone with any concerns about drug use and supply in their area to please report it to us so that we can investigate and act.

“We are constantly working behind the scenes to gather information about those who may be involved in drug supply, and we remain committed to continuing our proactive work to target offenders who are causing misery in our communities and bringing them to justice.”

If you have any concerns or see anything suspicious in your area, please do not hesitate to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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