Cannabis grower with £135,000 of plants at Cambridge home is jailed
A cannabis grower caught with plants worth a potential £135,000 at a Cambridge home has been jailed, following tip-offs from members of the public.
Albion Kurti, 35, was growing 161 cannabis plants at a property in Wagstaff Close.
Officers from the southern neighbourhood support team executed a warrant at the address after information from residents.
Kurti was sentenced on Tuesday (March 23) to 10 months in prison after previously pleading guilty to the production of cannabis.
PC Rachel Burnett said: “Thanks to intelligence received from members of the public, we were able to shut down this cannabis factory.
“We can’t be everywhere and we rely on people in our communities being our eyes and ears. If you suspect something isn’t right, it more than likely isn’t.”
Cambridgeshire police encouraged people to look out for signs of illegal cannabis factories, such as blacked out windows and people coming and going at various times of the day. Those living next door may also notice a distinctive ‘hum’ noise from the fans and ventilation.
If you suspect drug activity in your area, report it to police online at https://bit.ly/3u35EUH.