Man jailed after police find him tending to cannabis farm in Witney

41-year-old Adhurim Hoxha was arrested at the industrial unit in Witney. Credit: Thames Valley Police

A man has been jailed for two years after he was convicted of being concerned in the production of cannabis in Witney.

Adhurim Hoxha, aged 41, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty in a hearing at Oxford Crown Court on Thursday the 23rd of September to the charge.

On the 15th of June this year, a large quantity of cannabis was found being cultivated within an industrial unit in Station Lane, Witney.

Some of the 700 plants found by police officers. Credit: Thames Valley Police

Witnesses contacted police to report a strong smell of cannabis and suspicious movements in and around the site.

Officers visited the industrial unit, where they found Hoxha and quickly arrested him.

Within the unit were a large number of cannabis plants, amounting to approximately 700 in various stages of growth.

Hoxha was charged the following day and admitted the offence in court on 23rd September.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Grahame Lea, of Banbury CID, said: "This conviction and sentence shows how Thames Valley Police will continue to work proactively to disrupt organised criminals and reduce the impact such set ups have on our communities."