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Cannabis grow found by police in Derby City Centre house

Posted on 31st August 2017
Burton Road Cannabis Grow PC Dan Potts from the team during the search

A man has been charged and remanded to prison for the production of Class B drugs after our Safer Neighbourhood officers found a cannabis grow in a Derby house. 

The officers conducted the search at an address on Burton Road in the city last week on Tuesday, August 22 where they found around 550 cannabis plants and growing equipment. 

Ramiz Nergjoni , 52 years was arrested at the address and was charged with the production of a Class B drug – cannabis. He was also charged with abstracting electricity after officers found that the supply of electricity to the house had been tampered with to bypass the payment meter. 

Nergjoni subsequently appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court where he was remanded to prison custody to re-appear at the same court on Wednesday, September 20. 

Sergeant Mark Preston who was in charge of the search said: “We were happy to be able to act on the community intelligence we received about this address and dismantle the grow. 

“It is a particularly dangerous practice to divert electricity that can then cause risks to those in the house and adjoining properties.” 

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