Man jailed for eight months for one of biggest cannabis grows discovered in Notts

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

A man has been jailed for eight months after Nottinghamshire Police found one of the biggest cannabis grows ever discovered in the county.

Amarildo Spahiu, 26, of no fixed abode, was arrested after police discovered more than 1,000 plants growing inside a former restaurant on Cordy Lane on Wednesday April 19.

He pleaded guilty to the production of class B drugs at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday (Friday May 19).

Police said the grow appeared to have been inside the building for two to three months.

The grow 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.