Man charged with growing drugs after house fire in Leicester

A man from Leicester has been charged with a number of offences following a house fire where drugs were being grown in the property.

24-year-old Marek Kaminski has been charged with four offences in relation to the cultivation of cannabis plants at an address off Narborough Road.

The incident took place in the early hours of Friday 15 February in a house on Wolverton Road.

Cannabis plants were found inside the property, but subsequently perished in the fire.

Kaminski appeared at Leicester Magistrates Court yesterday (April 9) and has been charged with one count of being concerned in the production of cannabis, one count of abstracting/using electricity, one count of criminal damage and one count of possession of cannabis.

Kaminski has been bailed to reappear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court in May.