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A man has been jailed after close to 200 cannabis plants were discovered in Chigwell.
Valmir Beqiri, 25, of Limes Avenue, Chigwell, received 12 months at Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday April 6 after admitting producing cannabis.
On Sunday January 26, police executed a warrant at an address in Limes Avenue and found 196 plants inside.
Every room was filled with plants and had been modified to assist in producing cannabis.
Beqiri was found in the kitchen and arrested.
Sergeant Robert Fitt said: “We responded to concerns from residents about drug activity at the address before gathering intelligence.
“We successfully executed a warrant, seized dozens of plants and arrested Beqiri inside – who has since been convicted for his actions.
“We will not tolerate drug crime in our communities, these cultivations fund organised crime groups as well as modern day slavery and human trafficking.
“Thanks to members of the public and proactive policing, we were able to take action and bring Beqiri to justice.”