Man who oversaw £125,000 cannabis grow is jailed - The Rugby Observer

Man who oversaw £125,000 cannabis grow is jailed

Rugby Editorial 21st May, 2024   0

A CANNABIS producer who was caught growing plants worth up to £125,000 in a Rugby house has been jailed.

Eris Mamli, 26, of no fixed abode was sentenced at Warwick Crown Court to 14 months in prison, having pleaded guilty to the production of cannabis.

In March, officers went to a house in Claremont Road after receiving information about a potential cannabis grow there.

When they looked through the letterbox they smelt cannabis and heard the humming of fans.

They shouted through to see if there was anyone there. The occupant ran out the back door where he was met by two other officers who detained him.

The officers went into the property where they found 209 cannabis plants growing across five rooms, including in the basement and loft.

Det Cons Matt Rapkins from Rugby Serious and Organised Crime Team said: “This conviction was part of our ongoing work to tackle the distribution of drugs in Rugby. It was members of the community who raised concerns about the production of cannabis at the house.

“The impact of cannabis production is felt in many ways, such as an increase in violent crime and antisocial behaviour and the exploitation of vulnerable people.

“Many people seem to be of the opinion that cannabis is a harmless drug when in fact those who supply it are often organised and dangerous criminals. They are profiting from the misery of others.”

Visit or call 101 to report concerns about cannabis growing to Warwickshire Police.


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