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.
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.
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 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."