Peterborough cannabis gardener jailed for six months
A cannabis grower who was found in a Peterborough house tending to plants worth more than £85,000 has been jailed.
Grzegorl Wysocki, 37, of no fixed address, was found in the Charles Street property after officers carried out a warrant at around 1pm on 24 January.
When officers forced entry to the house Wysocki was found coming out of one of the upstairs bedrooms. He was wearing a set of gloves and appeared to be looking after the cannabis plants.
In a search of the house officers discovered 130 plants, with a street value of up to £89,000, together with growing equipment.
Wysocki was arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis and in police interview, told officers he had been watering the plants for a man called Steve in exchange for a place to stay.
However, he pleaded guilty to the charge at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court the following day (25 January).
His case was committed for sentence to Peterborough Crown Court today (27 April), where he was handed six months in prison.
DC Matt Belfitt, who investigated, said: “We were able to successfully shut down this cannabis factory, but we can’t be everywhere and rely on people in our communities being our eyes and ears.
“I’d urge people to be vigilant in their communities, trust their instincts and report anything suspicious.”
People are encouraged look out for signs of illegal cannabis factories, including blacked out windows and people coming and going at various times of the day. Those living close by may also notice a distinctive ‘hum’ noise from the fans and ventilation.