TWO men have been jailed after police discovered a large cannabis grow in Leamington.
Ilirian Nebiu and Ibrahim Cura both were sentenced to 22 months imprisonment after being convicted of producing cannabis.
This comes after police swooped on a property Bath Street in January and found over 350 cannabis plants.
The two men tried in vain to escape by climbing over roofs on Bath Street, but following a co-ordinated police response with assistance from fire crew they were caught and arrested.
PC Lake of Leamington Spa Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “This was a large cannabis grow which although it only contained 350 plants at the time we found it was set up to produce twice, if not three times this amount at any one time.
“Mr Nebiu and Mr Cura showed in their attempts to escape a disregard for their own safety, that of the emergency services and also the general public so I am happy to see that a considerable custodial sentence has been imposed.
“Drug dealing and production is a big problem in Leamington and the wider Warwick district and we will continue to track down and bring to justice those responsible.”
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