Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been sentenced for a drug offence that took place in Milton Keynes.
Ervis Mrishaj, aged 23, of Broadlands, Milton Keynes, was sentenced to 24 months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of production of a controlled Class B drug at Aylesbury Crown Court on Wednesday (9/6).
Following reports of a strong smell of cannabis coming from Mrishaj’s residence, Thames Valley Police officers searched the property on 8 May and found approximately 250 cannabis plants.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Lynda Stearman of CID at Milton Keynes police station said: “Thames Valley Police officers responded to reports from members of the public of a smell of cannabis coming from a residential property on 8 May. Upon searching the property, officers found a cannabis factory where hundreds of cannabis plants were being grown.
“Officers proceeded to arrest Ervis Mrishaj who was charged on 9 May and sentenced to two years in prison at Aylesbury Crown Court.
“Thames Valley Police takes drug offences seriously. Anyone considering engaging in illegal drug activity should think twice before doing so.
“If you think you’ve come across drug activity which may be unlawful, you can make a report online or by calling 101.
“You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”