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Hundreds of cannabis plants discovered after public suspicion

Two men have appeared before the courts after public suspicions uncovered a large cannabis grow.

The member of the public’s interest was spiked after seeing unusual activity at a property in Hendon Rise, Mapperley.

After reporting their suspicions, officers then took action and with the help of the force’s drone team uncovered a sophisticated cannabis grow.

A warrant on 29 November unearthed the true extent of the grow with hundreds of plants uncovered and electricity bypassed.

Eneriko Celaj, aged 23, of Hendon Rise, Mapperley, and Armando Gjonaj, 28, of no fixed address, both appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 1 December.

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Both men pleaded guilty to production of cannabis and were sentenced to eight months in prison suspended for 12 months.

Sergeant Steve Willetts, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Thanks to a report from a concerned member of the community we were able to unearth this cannabis grow, put a stop to it and put two people before the courts.

“We know all too well the impact cannabis grows can have on a community, leading to further criminal activity, so we will always act and investigate any reports as quickly as possible as we have shown in this instance.

“The public’s help and information they report to us is vital and can often be the difference in us arresting and finding those responsible for breaking the law.

“I want to ask the public to continue to contact us with any concerns or speak to officers in the area by calling 101, or in an emergency 999.”

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