Thursday 22 February 2024
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Two jailed after £600,000 cannabis farm discovered in Notts house

Two men have been jailed after a huge £600,000 cannabis farm was discovered inside a house.

Enquiries relating to the production of cannabis led officers to the detached property in Newlyn Drive in Whitemoor.

After gaining entry they found over 600 cannabis plants across two ground floor rooms, four upstairs bedrooms and the loft, along with growing equipment.

Police drugs experts estimated the potential yield from the plants as being up to £600,000.

Two men living at the property have now been jailed for a combined total of five years and 11 months at Nottingham Crown Court.

Dervish Tobli, 29, was jailed for three years and one month after he pleaded guilty to production of a class B drug.

Gramoz Pepkolaj, 30, was imprisoned for two years and ten months after he admitted the same charge.

Police arrested the men after executing a warrant on 16 June last year.

Their knock on the door went unanswered so officers began to gain entry by force. A man then opened the door and officers began a room by room search.

The officers could smell cannabis emanating from the address and also heard noises coming from fans.

Tobli and Pepkolaj were inside the property as the search was carried out and were both arrested.

During their police interviews, both men claimed they were tending to the grow to pay off a £10,000 debt.

Inspector Gordon Fenwick, of the City West Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Nottinghamshire Police is committed to the disruption of drug supply and prosecuting those responsible.

“Tobli and Pepkolaj were involved in a well-established operation and have now been taken off the streets and locked up for their crimes.

“We will continue our proactive work in this area and hope that the level of sentence received by Tobli and Pepkolaj sends a strong message to those involved in drug-related activity in Nottingham.”