Three men charged after cannabis factories discovered in Kettering
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Three men have been remanded in custody following the execution of several warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act at addresses in Kettering.
The men were arrested after more than 200 cannabis plants worth an estimated street value of £500,000 were found at three residential properties – two in Havelock Street and one in King Street – along with equipment associated with the production of the Class B drug.
Kingsley Joseph, aged 27, and 26-year-old Fatjon Muslia, both Havelock Street, Kettering, and Admir Tangu, aged 24, of King Street, Kettering, were charged with being concerned in the production of a quantity of cannabis - a controlled Class B drug.
All three appeared before Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (January 21), where they were remanded in custody until their next appearance which will be at Northampton Crown Court on March 8.
Detective Constable Ray Anderson, of the North PLA Criminal Investigation Department, said: “Tackling and preventing drug harm is a matter of priority for the Force and we will continue to act on the concerns of our communities to disrupt activities.
“Cannabis grows of this nature can have a huge negative impact on residents and the wider community more generally. We’re committed to locating addresses where this is taking place and urge anyone to report any concerns they may have about this sort of activity.”
Landlords of residential properties are also reminded of the need to conduct robust checks into the ID documents of prospective tenants as well as completing regular inspections of their rental properties to prevent this type of activity taking place.”
In May last year May, Chief Constable Nick Adderley launched the Force’s Matters of Priority for the next three years, and along with serious violence, serious and organised crime, violence against women and girls, drug harm was included.
If anyone has concerns about drug dealing, or someone becoming drawn into gang culture, please report it to us on 101, online at northants.police.uk/ro or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.