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Cannabis factory in Wycombe: Man jailed

Over 100 plants were being grown in a house in the town.

Published by Dan Gooding at 9:05am 31st July 2020. 2-minute read.

Cannabis factory in Wycombe: Man jailed

After a cannabis factory with around 100 plants was found in High Wycombe, a man has been jailed.

Alban Derri pleaded guilty to one count of production of a controlled drug of class B, namely cannabis, and one count of abstraction of electricity without authority at Aylesbury Crown Court on Tuesday (28/7).

The 28-year-old, from Carrington Road, was sentenced at the same hearing to one year and one month imprisonment following which he will be deported.

Officers discovered a cannabis factory at a property in High Wycombe on 17 June 2020 of which three rooms were being used to grow cannabis with over 100 plants found.

Derri was found in the property and was arrested the same day. He was charged on 18 June.

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Investigating officer, PC John Watson, based at High Wycombe police station said:

“The estimated street value of what officers found in the property is around £145,000.

“Their swift actions led to the arrest of Derri and he will now serve time in prison for his actions.

“Thames Valley Police is committed to the disruption of drug dealers through the Stronghold campaign where we we continue to work in partnership to tackle serious organised crime and exploitation.

“If you are concerned about drug-related crime in your area or think someone may be a victim of drug exploitation, please call us on 101, or 999 in an emergency. You can also report online or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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