Cannabis plants worth up to £2 million were discovered on an industrial estate in Cambridgeshire and another in Bedfordshire, a court heard.
Ardit Pali, 25, was one of those responsible for growing it – his fingerprints were identified by forensics.
Pali was linked to the factories at Warboys Industrial Estate, in Warboys, near Huntingdon, on 2 May, 2021, and Sandy Industrial Estate, in Sandy, Bedfordshire, the following month.
The first had 19 growing rooms, containing 1674 cannabis plants thought to have a value of between £461,000 and £1.38 million.
The second was similar, with 15 rooms and a total of 882 cannabis plants estimated to be worth between £249,690 and £740,880.
At Warboys, Pali’s fingerprints were found on multiple light bulbs, while at Sandy, his DNA was found on numerous bulb boxes as well as a Heineken beer can.
On Tuesday (11 April), at Peterborough Crown Court, Pali, of no fixed address, was sentenced to 20 months in prison, having pleaded guilty to two counts of producing a controlled class B drug.
DC James Campbell said: “Drugs are a stain on society and cause so much harm to people who use, as well as law-abiding people who suffer from associated crime and anti-social behaviour.
“I am pleased that Pali has now been served justice and can reflect on his crimes.”
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