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Peterborough man jailed for growing £45,000 worth of cannabis

Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A man has been jailed for growing £45,000 worth of cannabis in his Peterborough home.

On 25 July, police found cannabis drying and hanging from Glodiann Celia's ceiling. They also found a carrier bag of cannabis buds in his kitchen. In total, 55 cannabis plants were seized from Celia's home.

22-year-old Celia was found hiding in the loft. He told the police he had been guarding the cannabis for seven days, because he wanted to clear his fathers €5000 debt. Celia claims he had no intention of using or selling the drugs.

"Celia was producing a substantial amount of cannabis at his home but thanks to information received from a member of the public he has been brought to justice. Anyone who suspects illegal drug activity in their area should not hesitate to call police.”

– DC Fran Scott, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Officers released him from custody, but found £10,000 worth of cannabis in his car when they saw him 'driving suspiciously' about a week later.

Celia pleaded guilty to production and possession of cannabis with intent to supply, On 8 Februrary, he was sentenced to 42 months in prison.