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‘Substantial’ cannabis farm discovered in Nottingham

Weapons were also found, suggesting there may have been a fight, and a window had been completely smashed.

A 25-year-old man has been charged after detectives found evidence of a substantial cannabis farm.

Police were called by a member of the public who heard banging and shouting coming from a two-storey terraced property in Burford Road, Forest Fields, just after 5am on Saturday 21 August 2021.

When officers arrived they found evidence of a substantial cannabis grow which had been stolen. Searches were quickly carried out and no-one was found in the house.

Nottinghamshire Police’s drone was deployed, using its thermal imaging camera, to search neighbouring gardens for anyone who may have been injured but no-one was found.

Enquiries to establish the circumstances have this week led to the arrests of two people.

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Samir Lushka, 25, was arrested on Monday (23 August) and has since been charged with production of cannabis and entering the UK without leave.

He is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday 26 August).

A 26-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and has been released pending further enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Louise Bradford, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This is a complex investigation but we have made rapid progress with two arrests.

“This demonstrates the robust action we will take to tackle issues which matter to people such as drug crime.

“Some people may think cannabis production isn’t a serious issue and is a victimless crime but quite frankly, they’re wrong. The production of drugs has a detrimental impact on communities, ruining lives, and can often be linked to organised crime.

“Cannabis production is not just illegal – it can also pose a very real risk to neighbouring properties. The combination of dangerous modifications to electrics and the intense heat generated by the specialist growing equipment poses a significant fire risk.

“Drugs and violence very often go hand-in-hand and this kind of behaviour will never be tolerated in our communities.”

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