An Albania man living in Derby has been arrested and charged with planting and possession of drugs.
The 27-year-old man who police said is an illegal immigrant was discovered on Monday, 20 May when officers raided a house in Freehold Street, Stockbrook for drugs.
He was taken into custody, and police found 151 suspected cannabis plants in the two-bedroomed terrace house. He was after that charged with the production of cannabis (a class B drug) and was remanded in custody following his appearance in court.
A spokesperson for the police said the man had been referred to immigration services.
Crime Breeding Activities
The officer in charge of the local policing team, Sergeant Emily Atkinson, said the activity of growing cannabis, as did this man is disruptive to the locality and usually breeds other antisocial behaviors and crimes.
He lauded the community for contacting the police about their suspicion regarding the address, which led to prompt action from them. He emphasized that results such as this will be the order of the day in communities that are vigilant and report suspicious activities to the police as soon as possible.
He, therefore, urged the people do not hesitate to reach out to the police in case of suspicious activities of any kind. He listed the several avenues they can be reached and assured the people that they have nothing to fear as they never have to reveal their identity.
The UK continues to show zero tolerance to illegal immigrants and practices within its borders as the country prepares for the resignation of Mrs. May and anticipates better days under a new Prime Minister.
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