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 Published on: 30th December 2013   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:


Paul Lampey. Authorities found 200 cannabis plants in the Kings Langley property

A man has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for growing cannabis in a house in Kings Langley. Paul Lampey, 34, from Crewe, appeared at St Albans Court on Thursday, December 19. The Abbots Langley Safer Neighbourhood Team discovered two hundred cannabis plants being grown inside a property Lampey was renting in Hunton Bridge Hill on November 1, 2012. Lampey was suspected of the crime and was later arrested by Thames Valley Police on January 28, 2013 after his details were circulated to other forces. He was later connected to supply of cannabis after his fingerprints were matched to those found on a box containing 7.2 kilos of street ready cannabis. The drugs were found inside a van which was stopped by police on the M25 on August 17, 2012. The cannabis had an estimated street value of tens of thousands of pounds. Lampey pleaded guilty to the offences and was sentenced to seven years imprisonment. Three years for the cultivation of cannabis and four years for the supply of cannabis, to run concurrently. DC Paul Rowley, of the Rickmansworth Local Crime Group, said: “This is a great result. The Abbots Langley Safer Neighbourhood Team discovered the cannabis factory whilst on patrol and were then able to identify Lampey as living at the property.  Through help from colleagues at Thames Valley Police we were able to arrest Lampey for that crime and later identify him for being associated to the dealing of cannabis. “As a result, a large amount of cannabis has been removed from circulation and a dealer has been put in prison.” If you have information about suspicious behaviour or suspected drug dealing, please report this to police via the non-emergency number, 101. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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