Police catch cannabis farmer and discover extent of disgusting crimes

Police caught Slemaj for cannabis farming but would find more horrible crimes on his phone
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A cannabis farmer caught with £77,000 worth of the illegal drug and as well as a series of indecent images has been jailed.

Nezir Slemaj appeared at Newcastle Crown Court earlier this month where he was sentenced to 16 months behind bars.

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The 20-year-old first came to the attention of police when his home on Northcote Street, Newcastle was searched by officers back in August last year.

A total of 68 mature plants and 134 others at various stages of growth were seized alongside equipment valued at around £10,000.

When Slemaj was arrested, two mobile phones were also recovered and examined – with detectives later uncovering a range of horrific indecent images and videos.

Slemaj was later charged and appeared at Newcastle Crown court on December 16 where he was convicted of three counts of making indecent photographs of children, one count of possessing extreme pornography and producing a Class B drug and was remanded in custody.

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Slemaj’s phone was full of child pornography
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On March 16, the pervert was sentenced at the same court to a total of 16 months behind bars, given a 10-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10 years.

Speaking after the sentencing, Detective Constable Dan Hall from Northumbria Police said: “As a Force we are committed to protecting our communities from any form of criminality and the ripple effects that can happen as a result.

“In this case, a simple house search led to the seizure and destruction of a large quantity of Cannabis which could have made its way onto our streets and saw the profits reinvested into further crime.

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Plants found by police

“As part of our thorough investigation, a number of indecent images were also found on Slemaj’s phone and added to the solid file of evidence we were able to put before the courts.

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“Slemaj had no previous convictions and what initially began as a drugs investigation has resulted in the conviction of a potentially dangerous sex offender who is now registered with law enforcement.”

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