Man charged in connection with cannabis grow discovered by police

Video: Notts Tonight’s Nolan Benson investigates the discovered cannabis grow

A 26-year-old man has been charged with production of cannabis in connection with a cannabis grow discovered in Brinsley.

Amarildo Spahiu, of no fixed address, is due to appear before Nottingham Magistrates’ Court this morning (Thursday April 20).

This comes after Notts Police uncovered one of the largest cannabis farms ever found in Nottinghamshire at a former Indian restaurant yesterday (Wednesday April 19).

It was discovered at the former Saffron Tandoori Restaurant in Cordy Lane, Brinsley, after power company workers spotted an electrical surge in the area and contacted police.

Officers forced their way into the building and found a grow set out across two floors, inside five rooms on each floor, supported with around £10,000 worth of heat lamps and ventilation.

There are thought to be more than 1,000 plants, worth an overall street value of more than £0.5 million.