Detectives investigating drug supply in Swale have arrested and charged five people following the search of the disused Merlins nightclub on the Isle Of Sheppey.
Officers attended the building on Leysdown Road in Leysdown on Friday (10th September) afternoon, where they found four separate rooms containing a total of more than 3,000 cannabis plants.
Five men were arrested at the scene and have all been remanded in custody ahead of their appearance at Medway Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Monday 13th September).
They are Thomas Dunne, aged 69, and his son Tommy Dunne, 22, of Leysdown Road, both of whom have been charged with cultivating cannabis and abstraction of electricity, and Indrit Gaxhenji, 34, Oligert Alija, 19, and Arditi Hoxha, 18, all of no fixed address and who have also been charged with cultivating cannabis.
It is understood that parts of Leydown were without electricity for a large part of Friday evening whilst UK Power Networks dealt with disconnecting supply to the cultivation.