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Man jailed for growing cannabis in Great Shelford




A man found growing 675 cannabis plants in Great Shelford has been jailed for two years.

Cannabis plants found in Great Shelford (45736941)
Cannabis plants found in Great Shelford (45736941)

Officers visited a farm in Cherry Hinton Road on September 20 last year following information received from members of the public.

They discovered two units containing the cannabis plants, with a street value of up to £564,000 and arrested 32-year-old Liam Peposhi at the scene.

Liam Peposhi Picture: Cambridgeshire Constabulary (45736939)
Liam Peposhi Picture: Cambridgeshire Constabulary (45736939)

Peposhi admitted cultivating the cannabis but claimed he was doing it to pay off a £16,000 debt.

He pleaded guilty to production of cannabis and was sentenced to two years in prison at Huntingdon Crown Court on Monday (March 29).

Cannabis plants found in Great Shelford (45736958)
Cannabis plants found in Great Shelford (45736958)

PC Alex Oliver said: “Thanks to information 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.”

If you suspect drug activity in your area, report it to police online. Police say the signs of illegal cannabis factories include blacked out windows and people coming and going at various times of the day.

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