Man caught growing more than £400,000 worth of cannabis at home jailed for nearly three years

PUBLISHED: 12:36 17 February 2020 | UPDATED: 12:36 17 February 2020

Ervis Cira (pictured) was caught growing more than £400,000 worth of cannabis in his Chatteris home has been jailed. Picture: CambsCops

Ervis Cira (pictured) was caught growing more than £400,000 worth of cannabis in his Chatteris home has been jailed. Picture: CambsCops


A man caught growing nearly half-a-million pounds worth of class B drugs inside his Cambridgeshire home has been jailed.

Ervis Cira filled four rooms of his Westbourne Road house in Chatteris with more than 500 cannabis plants and was arrested following a raid on January 8.

A total of 503 plants were found in the 30-year-old's property just after 8.30am after officers went up a set of stairs and found a doorway covered in white sheeting.

Cira pleaded guilty to producing a class B drug and was jailed for two years and eight months at Peterborough Crown Court on Friday, February 14.

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A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said: "We searched the property and discovered that the electric had been bypassed around the meter and fed into a white box with cables leading to various rooms in the property.

"The plants were seized alongside a large amount of cultivation equipment.

"Analysis found the plants had the capacity to produce up to 42kg of cannabis, worth a value of approximately £422,520."

DC Ralph King said: "This warrant stopped a huge amount of drugs from reaching the streets of Cambridgeshire.

"I'm pleased our work has disrupted Cira's drug operation and I hope the sentencing shows how seriously this type of criminality is taken by the police and the courts."

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