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Cambridge man jailed for running cannabis farm


By Ben Comber


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Shot of the back of a police officers jacket with the word police written across the back

A man who was growing 84 cannabis plants, valued at up to £70,000, at a property in Longstanton has been jailed for 27 months.

Elis Nikelkaj, 36, of Elizabeth Way in Cambridge, pleaded guilty to being concerned in the production of cannabis at Peterborough Crown Court on December 11.

Police received a call from the ambulance service in March saying a man had been stabbed in the arm in Magdalene Close.

The victim, Nikelkaj, was not willing to reveal what happened or who was involved but they discovered a smashed window and noticed a strong smell of cannabis.

A second man, Ermir Kryeziu, 31, also admitted being concerned in the production of cannabis at the same hearing and, for a lesser role in the offence, was sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for 18 months, and 150 hours’ unpaid work.

PC Katie Housham said: “We continue to seek to prosecute those involved in the production and supply of drugs in the county and I hope that this action from the courts serves as a deterrent.”



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