A man has been jailed after a cannabis factory was found in a house in Wisbech in Cambridgeshire.
Installations with a street value of £413,000 were discovered by a plumber who was carrying out a central heating boiler service at the house in North Brink.
The plumber, together with the rental agent, visited the house to carry out a central heating boiler. They entered the house where they saw what they believed to be soil in black bags in the utility room, cannabis plants up to two meters high and a man looking after the plants.
Officers arrived and arrested 24-year-old Thamh Pham, with no fixed address, after he opened the door to greet them.
A total of 492 cannabis plants were seized with a street value of approximately £413,280.
A large self-sealing vacuum bag containing the flowering tops of a cannabis plant worth up to £7,100 was also found. Further flowering buds were found elsewhere in the house.
Pham admitted to producing a Class B drug at the Cambridge Magistrates’ Court and was sentenced to 8 months in prison.