Cannabis farm discovery in Slough leaves man behind bars

A man has been sentenced to prison after police discovered a large cannabis farm in Slough.

On Saturday, February 6, police found a cannabis factory at a house on Hillside in Slough.

Arbar Alia, 19, of Hillside, Slough was arrested at his home after attempting to run away from police.

As a result, he was charged the next day and attended a court trial for drugs offences.

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Alia pleaded guilty at Reading Crown Court on Wednesday, March 31, to one count of production of a controlled drug of class B.

He was jailed for 30 weeks.

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Detective Constable Thomas Harman, of Slough police station said: “This conviction demonstrates how Thames Valley Police work proactively to disrupt organised criminals and reduce the impact of drugs on our communities.

“I would encourage members of the public to come forward with any information that may help us to continue this important work.

“In an emergency contact 999 otherwise you can provide information through 101, the Thames Valley Police website or anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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