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David Dolor and Eran Phillip jailed for producing cannabis in Edenbridge

By Claire McWethy

Two men have been jailed for producing cannabis worth more than £100,000 in Edenbridge.

David Dolor and Eran Phillip produced the Class B drug in a vacant property on the Warsop Industrial Estate, in Hever Road, between October 2013 and February 2016.

They both denied producing cannabis and abstracting electricity but were found guilty following a trial. They were sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court yesterday.

David Dolor. Picture Kent Police

David Dolor. Picture: Kent Police

Officers were alerted to the illegal activity last February after a man working for a property management told them of a strong smell of cannabis coming from upstairs rooms.

Upon arrival the police contacted the owners of the building and gained permission to enter three locked rooms. Once inside, a sophisticated production of cannabis plants was uncovered.

Erran Phillip. Picture Kent Police

Erran Phillip. Picture: Kent Police

An electrical engineer also attended the property and found that the electricity meter had been tampered with so that energy could be abstracted without payment. 

Records showed that the two offenders had rented the rooms since October 2013 and forensic analysis of a cigarette butt at the scene provided a match for Dolor. 

Part of the haul, found by police

Part of the haul, found by police

Dolor, 38, of Gonville Road in Thornton Heath, Surrey, was sentenced to six years in prison.

Phillip, 37, of Long Close in Crawley, West Sussex, received a five year jail term.

PC Scott Morgan, the investigating officer, said: "This was a sophisticated operation to supply cannabis and we estimate that had the plants not been uncovered, they would have had a street value of up to £103,320.

"That is a significant amount of cannabis we have managed to take off the street and I welcome the sentence imposed by the judge."

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