Man jailed after huge haul of cannabis plants discovered
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A man has been jailed for drug offences after a huge haul of cannabis plants were discovered in a property in Tunstall.
Arian Sina, 34, of no-fixed-address, was sentenced at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on Monday (19 December) to 16 months behind bars after admitting being concerned in the production of class B drugs.
The court heard how Sina was found at the location on Williamson Street, Tunstall, on Thursday 10 November this year.
Officers were in the area following intelligence that had led them to discover a cannabis grow of 700 plants at a nearby property on 9 November.
Sina was searched and a quantity of cash and multiple mobile phones were seized.
He was arrested and later charged with being involved in the production of cannabis, which he subsequently admitted in court.
PC Graham Spiller, of Stoke North Local Policing Team, said: “I am pleased that Sina admitted being involved in the production of such a substantial cannabis grow and that the judge saw fit to deliver a custodial sentence.
“We will continue to do all we can to disrupt the supply of cannabis in Stoke-on-Trent to protect our communities from drug-related criminality, as part of our dedicated Operation Levidrome”
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