Another day, another door goes in, and inside a house wrecked by its conversion to a cannabis factory “that will cost the homeowner a substantial amount for it to be restored”. That was the assessment provided by Detective Constable Matthew Walker who investigated the cannabis factory at Beckingham, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough.
He said: “The destruction that had happened to that house in order for it to be changed into a cannabis factory is extensive and will cost the homeowner a substantial amount for it to be restored.”
On 14 November, the Neighbourhood Support Team (NST) executed a warrant at the house after it was suspected it was being used to grow cannabis.
As police entered the house, Ledjon Petku, 19, and Alban Muca, 22, climbed up into the loft and forced through the roof in a bid to avoid arrest.
Police managed to persuade the pair to go back into the house and climb down through the loft hatch, where they were then arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis.
Within the house, multiple rooms had been converted to grow the drug, of which 53 plants worth up to about £44,520 were found.
Petku, of Nightingale Road, Harlesdon, Greater London, and Muca, of Beckingham, Orton Goldhay, appeared at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (29 November) where they were both sentenced to six months in prison after admitting producing cannabis.
DC Matthew Walker said: “Cannabis factories are an issue to all communities, we as a force are continually working on tackling and disrupting them to ensure the drugs are taken off the streets and the people involved are brought to justice.
“Anyone with information or concerns about drugs should report it to us.”
You can provide information or concerns about drugs to Cambridgeshire police online via the dedicated drugs information webpage.