Jail for man guilty of Abbey Road West Bridgford cannabis grow

Nottingham Crown Court © westbridgfordwire.com
Nottingham Crown Court © westbridgfordwire.com

A former lorry driver who helped with a West Bridgford cannabis growing operation has been sent to prison for two years.
Vidmantas Spycius appeared at Nottingham Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to being involved in the production of the drug between August 3 and December 14 last year.

The court was told that he was one of three men who were caught dismantling equipment in December.

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Police found that three rooms had been used as growing areas and some cannabis was hidden under a bed.

The hearing was told that the lease of the Abbey Road house was handled by letting agents. In making arrangements, they were shown a Lithuanian identity card which carried the photograph of Spycius, 30, of Maplestead Avenue, Wilford.

But the paperwork carried the name of another man.

Prosecutor Jon Fountain said there was “plainly a significant growth of cannabis.” Police also found £2,000 in a car which was parked nearby and which had been driven by Spycius.

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Barrister Mark Knowles represented Spycius and said that he had been “beaten up” by another man who “had a hold over him.”

Back home in Lithuania, Spycius has a pregnant wife and is keen to return to her. In that country, he worked as a scaffolder and HGV driver but came initially to Scotland for work, Mr Knowles added.

Two other men were said to be “under investigation.” They have not been charged, the court was told.