UPDATE: Two charged after cannabis plants found in van near Tibshelf

Two men have been charged with possessing drugs with the intent to supply after police raided their van.

Tuesday, 10th April 2018, 2:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th April 2018, 3:01 pm
Police stopped the van as it was untaxed
Police stopped the van as it was untaxed

Derbyshire Roads Police stopped a van at Tibshelf Service Station as it was showing up as an untaxed vehicle, the officers then found cannabis plants in the back of the van.

A spokesman for Derbyshire Police said: “Officers found a large number of what were believed to be cannabis plants at various stages of growth, stored in the back of the van.

“The men were arrested at the scene and have both now been charged.”

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The back of the van was full of cannabis plants

Aivis Frinde, 23, of Silver Royd Terrace, Wortley, Leeds, and Rolands Salimgarejeus, 25, of Jackson Road, Birmingham, were charged with possessing a class B controlled drug with intent to supply.

Salimgarejeus was also charged with producing a class B controlled drug, driving without insurance or a licence, and using a vehicle without a valid test certificate.

Both were bailed to appear at Chesterfield Justice Centre at a later date.

Three air fresheners were used to mask the smell
The back of the van was full of cannabis plants
Three air fresheners were used to mask the smell