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Two jailed after ‘industrial-sized’ cannabis grow discovered in Nottingham

Two men have been jailed after police found almost £90,000 of drugs when they detected an industrial-size cannabis grow.

Officers found 57 cultivated cannabis plants and large bags of dry cannabis when they raided a house in Tremayne Road, Bilborough.

They also discovered cash, multiple mobile phones and high-value goods when they executed a warrant on 9 August 2022.

Two men found inside the property, Kladji Egra and Aurel Shima, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing on Wednesday (1 February 2023).

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Egra, aged 26, of Tremayne Road, was jailed for three-and-a-half years after being convicted of two counts of producing cannabis and two counts of possession of the Class B drug.

Twenty-five-year-old Shima, also of Tremayne Road, was locked up for 12 months after being convicted of producing cannabis.

Officers raided the four-bedroom, semi-detached home after intelligence from the local community.

The whole house smelt of cannabis and during searches officers also discovered bin bags full of waste cannabis in bedrooms – proving this was not the first grow at the property.

Equipment associated with the production of cannabis, including extractor fans and extractor fans, was also found inside the building.

Police Constable Jonathan Collins, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The production and supply of drugs bring with it a whole host of problems.

“Not only does it prey on the most vulnerable in our communities but the supply of drugs can often be linked to more serious organised crime and violence.

“Cannabis grows are also extremely dangerous due to the heightened fire risk when electricity is bypassed, leaving neighbours and other residents at much greater risk.”

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