Man charged with growing cannabis in Higham Ferrers

A 31-year-old man has been charged with producing cannabis after police discovered a drug factory in Higham Ferrers.

Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 12:00 pm
A man has been charged with producing a controlled Class B drug after police discovered this cannabis factory in Higham Ferrers

Police found a large cannabis factory spread across five rooms at an address in Milton Street, Higham Ferrers, on Monday, January 13.

Drilon Kapaci, of Milton Street, has been charged with producing a controlled Class B drug.

He was remanded in custody yesterday (Tuesday) ahead of his next court appearance.

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The East Northants police team uncovered the operation when they executed a misuse of drugs act warrant.

It was the latest discovery of a cannabis factory in Northamptonshire.

In December, police literally sniffed out an industrial cannabis factory in Oakley Hay industrial estate, Corby, when they were recovering a stolen car.

After smelling the scent of cannabis in the area, police investigated and found a double unit warehouse which had been dedicated to growing a huge number of cannabis plants.

In June, a large cannabis factory was found in Kettering's former Gala Bingo and in March around 1,500 cannabis plants were seized from an address in Edison Courtyard, off Brunel Road in Corby.

In February police found a cannabis factory with around 1,000 plants in Weldon Industrial Estate, Corby.The Gala Bingo site remains the largest cannabis factory found in the county, with an estimated value of £2.8m.

Chief Constable Nick Adderley has prioritised tackling drugs and said the force is focusing on those supplying cannabis. He said: "We’ve shone a light on it and we’re going to deal with it."