Long Itchington teen jailed for cannabis farm worth thousands - The Rugby Observer

Long Itchington teen jailed for cannabis farm worth thousands

Rugby Editorial 3rd Jun, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

WHEN police raided a house in Long Itchington they found cannabis plants growing in the living room, the loft and all three bedrooms.

And Warwick Crown Court heard that when it was mature the crop at the house could have been worth up to £66,000 in street deals.

It was being tended by Kristian Roulet who pleaded guilty to producing cannabis.

The 18 year-old of The Model Village was jailed for 12 months and told that when he is freed he should be deported.

Prosecutor Ian Windridge said on April 24 the police executed a search warrant at the three-bedroom house and recovered a total of 123 mature cannabis plants.

In the living room there were eight plants in a growing tent, with a further 35 in the rear bedroom, 25 in one of the front bedrooms and 23 in the other, plus 35 in the loft.

Apart from the living room, where Roulet had a camp bed, all the windows in the house had been blacked out.

It was a ‘good-quality installation, with an extensive ventilation system and the walls and the floor were lined with insulation.

Officers recovered thermometers, heating equipment, lighting equipment, spare bulbs and plant food.

When Roulet was arrested and interviewed with the assistance of a French interpreter, he at first denied any involvement, but then said his function at the houses was to water the plants.

He indicated he was French, but had no identity documents – and the interpreter believed it was more likely his accent was from south-eastern Europe, possibly Albania.

Jailing Roulet, Recorder Sam Mainds told him: “You’re something of a mystery. You have not given any evidence as to really where you come from or properly who you are.

“I expect the immigration authorities to do a proper job in relation to you. When you come out, you should be deported.”

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