Police release photographs of cannabis factory at Shangri-La Farm on edge of Stevenage after Arlesey man admits drug offences

The cannabis factory found by police at Shangri-La Farm, in Todds Green near Stevenage, on December

The cannabis factory found by police at Shangri-La Farm, in Todds Green near Stevenage, on December 23. Photo: Herts police - Credit: Jason Phypers

Police have today released photographs of a cannabis factory found at Shangri-La Farm on the edge of Stevenage, after an Arlesey man admitted class A and B drug offences.

The cannabis factory found by police at Shangri-La Farm, in Todds Green near Stevenage, on December

The cannabis factory found by police at Shangri-La Farm, in Todds Green near Stevenage, on December 23. Photo: Herts police - Credit: Jason Phypers

The photographs show cannabis being grown in Unit 10 of Shangri-La Farm – a former turkey farm off Stevenage Road in Todds Green that is now an industrial site, right next to a bridge over the A1(M).

Leigh Windsor, 39, of Ramerick Gardens in Arlesey, admitted his involvement when he appeared before Stevenage magistrates on Wednesday, and also pleaded guilty to possession of class A and B drugs with intent to supply.

The Shangri-La operation was discovered by police on December 23 – and the same day officers found 79.3g of cocaine and 3.75kg of cannabis in Windsor’s house.

Chairman of the bench Ingrid Saggers bailed Windsor to appear for sentence at Cambridge Crown Court on April 6.

Shangri-La Farm, on the outskirts of Stevenage, where cannabis was produced in Unit 10. Picture: Goo

Shangri-La Farm, on the outskirts of Stevenage, where cannabis was produced in Unit 10. Picture: Google Street View - Credit: Archant


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In the meantime his bail conditions mean he must not attend the industrial unit in question, and must live and sleep each night at his home address.

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