Cannabis grower jailed for six months after police uncover Northampton drugs farm

Plants worth £275,000 seized during raids

Monday, 20th June 2022, 12:15 pm

A 27-year-old man has been jailed for six months following the discovery of a cannabis farm in Northampton.

Denis Memushaj was arrested after police swooped on a property in Lutterworth Road, Abington, in February as part of a number of raids in the town which netted 320 cannabis plants worth around £275,000.

Memushaj, whose address was given as Wartling Road, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to producing a controlled drug at a hearing last month and was sentenced at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on June 8.

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Police arrested Memushaj during raids on properties in Northampton which netted cannabis plants worth £275,000

Magistrates also ordered him to pay £213 towards prosecution costs and a surcharge to fund victim services.

Detective Sergeant Colin Bowers, from Northamptonshire Police, said: “Tackling and preventing drugs harm is a matter of priority for Northamptonshire Police.

“We will continue to disrupt the drugs supply chain in our county.

“Anything which causes the local community a concern, causes us a concern too.”