Man jailed for his part in a 'sophisticated' cannabis factory at a former motorbike showroom in Leamington

"This is a great result and once again shows that we are taking drug dealing seriously in Leamington" said Warwickshire Police

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 5:43 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 5:44 pm

A man has been sentenced to prison after officers raided a 'sophisticated' cannabis factory Leamington.

On March 15 this year, officers executed a warrant at a premises in Clemens Street in Leamington.

Inside the premises - a former motorbike showroom – a significant number of cannabis plants in various stages of growth (with a potential value of up to £360,000) were found.

Eduard Elezi. Photo by Warwickshire Police

The room had a sophisticated set-up, which included the use of ultra-violet lights and the bypassing of electricity.

Eduard Elezi, 27, was found inside a room in the premises which contained bedding, a fully-stocked fridge, a phone and keys.

Elezi, of no fixed address, was arrested at the scene and later charged with producing a class B drug (cannabis) and abstracting electricity.

He later pleaded guilty to the offence and appeared at Warwick Crown Court on May 6 where he was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment.

A man has been sentenced to prison after officers raided a premises in Leamington. Photo by Warwickshire Police

After the case, PC James Lake from Leamington Safer Neighbourhood Team said "This is a great result and once again shows that we are taking drug dealing seriously in Leamington.

"The fact that the judge has imposed a custodial sentence shows that they share our view that this kind of offending is not acceptable.

"If anyone has any information about drug production, dealing or use I would encourage them to contact us and share their concerns. I hope that this shows that we will act on any information that is given to us.

"Anyone with information can contact us on 101, via our website or information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers."