A man has been jailed after officers found hundreds of cannabis plants in Marsham (near Aylsham) last year.
Bruce Knowles, aged 52 and of Great Heath Road in North Elmham, was sentenced to 42 months in prison at Norwich Crown Court yesterday (Thursday 5 August 2021) having pleaded guilty to the production of cannabis.
Officers executed a warrant at a commercial unit on Norwich Road, on Wednesday 9 September 2020, and discovered a cannabis factory containing 354 cannabis plants in various stages of growth, along with hydroponic equipment.
A subsequent investigation established Knowles owned the unit and further enquiries identified he had been purchasing a significant amount of cannabis seeds
The cannabis seized had an estimated street value of between £47,700 and £119,000.