October 6, 2020 5.11 pm This story is over 14 months old

Grimsby man jailed for running cannabis factory

Over 70 cannabis plants were found

A Grimsby man who was caught running a cannabis factory in the town was jailed for nearly two years on Tuesday.

Kamil Wojnarowicz, 29, of Gilbey Road was arrested on Monday, May 11 after being caught by Humberside Police’s Operation Galaxy teams.

His arrest followed a raid at a property on West Marsh Street where police uncovered more than 70 cannabis plants and a quantity of amphetamine.

It was also found that the electricity supply had been tampered with in order to power the cannabis grow.

Wojnarowicz admitted production of cannabis, possession of a Class B drug and abstraction of electricity.

He was sentenced to 22 months in prison after appearing at Grimsby Crown Court on Tuesday, October 6.

Detective Inspector Tom Kelly said: “In the front bedroom of the house we found 72 plants of between one and two feet high and there was evidence of a previous grow in the middle bedroom of the house.

“In the fridge, we also discovered a bag of amphetamine and it was clear that the pre-payment meter for the electricity supply had been crudely bypassed.

“Tampering with the electrics in this way is extremely dangerous – not only to the people in the property itself but to those living in neighbouring houses.

“There is a real risk of fires starting and spreading to neighbouring homes, particularly in terraced properties such as this one.

“We also know the impact that drug-related crime such as this has on the wider community and that’s not something we’re willing to tolerate.

“I hope that the sentencing, coupled with our ongoing efforts to proactively target those involved in this kind of offending, will help to dissuade others from getting involved in this kind of crime.”

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