December 13 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 9, 2013
Two men are due to appear at crown court charged in connection with the discovery of two cannabis factories in Norwich earlier this year.
It follows an incident on 27 February when officers raided a unit at Hellesdon Park Industrial Estate in Allston Road.
About 60 plants with an estimated street value of around £30,000 were seized from the unit along with cultivating equipment.
Enquiries led officers to search a second industrial unit at the Bowthorpe Employment Area in Morgan Way the following day, 28 February, where officers seized approximately 20 cannabis plants and cultivating equipment.
Gary Kirk, 32, of Duckett Close, Norwich, and Jamie Knott, 38, of Devon Avenue, Norwich, both appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court today (Friday) charged with producing a Class B drug between November 2012 and February 2013.
Kirk also faces a charge of possession with intent to supply a Class B drug.
Both men were given unconditional bail and will appear at Norwich Crown Court for trial on Friday 22 November.