Man jailed for growing cannabis

Date published: 05 September 2022 15:08
Dated: 05 September 2022 14:53:12
A man has appeared before court for sentencing after officers found cannabis plants and equipment to grow the drug in a Rotherham property.
Maciek Mekulski, 32, of Newton Street, Rotherham appeared before Sheffield Crown Court earlier this week (2 September) and was sentenced to two years in prison for his involvement in supplying drugs to the community.
On 24 April 2022 officers executed a warrant at a property Newton Street in Rotherham under the Misuse of Drugs Act as intelligence led them to believe the property was not being used for legitimate purposes.
Upon entry to the property officers found five rooms filled with cannabis plants, plant cuttings and cultivation equipment throughout. 
A ground floor room was being used for living purposes with clothing, food and personal items belonging to Mekulski found.
The warrant was part of the on-going work under Operation Grow, an on-going operation to disrupt and crackdown on the cultivation of cannabis.
The operation has now seen officers execute 109 warrants and seize over 15,000 cannabis plants with a street value of £15 million pound.
PC Liam Morris from the Rotherham Central Neighbourhood Policing Team and Operation Grow said: “We are dedicated to disrupting those who grow and supply our communities with drugs.
“Cannabis is linked to the exploitation of vulnerable people, and the money obtained from producing and selling cannabis funds organised crime in our communities.
“We are continuing to crackdown on those involved and will bring them before the courts.”
If you believe a property is being used to grow cannabis, or have any information around properties or people please report it via the online reporting function on the SYP website, or by calling 101. 
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