Leamington man jailed for growing £70,000 worth of cannabis at his home - The Leamington Observer

Leamington man jailed for growing £70,000 worth of cannabis at his home

Leamington Editorial 15th May, 2024   0

A MAN has been jailed for growing £70,000 worth of cannabis at his house in Leamington.

Officers from Leamington Serious and Organised Crime Team uncovered a large cannabis grow at a house in Clarendon Avenue on April 11.

This was following a tip off that the house may be being used to grow cannabis.

When the officers got there, they could see all the curtains were shut and looking through the letterbox they could see the door had been reinforced.

They also spotted a man at the property who climbed out the bathroom window and fled into the back garden. After being confronted by officers he stopped and was detained.

Having reasonable grounds to suspect the house was being used to grow cannabis the officers entered the property where they found 129 plants growing across four rooms. The cannabis had a street value of more than £70,000.

Balla Belul, 26, who lived at the house was arrested and later charged with producing cannabis.

Appearing at court on Friday (May 10) Belul was jailed for 18 months after pleading guilty to the offence.

Detective Constable G Dubad said: “This was a professional set up which likely had links to wider organised criminals. These groups make money from the exploitation of vulnerable people and bring violence to our streets.

“The intelligence for this discovery came from an alert member of the public who raised concerns with. I encourage people to be on the lookout for the signs of cannabis grows and report them to us.”


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