Father and son grew and sold cannabis

Nottingham Crown COurt.
Nottingham Crown COurt.

Police caught a father growing 18 cannabis plants at his home in Mansfield Woodhouse and his son holding cash from drug dealing.

Officers with a warrant went to their home in Mayhall Avenue on 21st August last year, Nottingham Crown Court heard.

In a locked bedroom the plants were being grown in buckets under high-powered lamps.

The estimated yield was valued at between £4,500 and almost £9,000 depending on how it was sold.

David Jervis (50), admitted he was responsible and said it had nothing to do with his son Jamie, then 21 and now aged 22, said Robby Singh, prosecuting.

In his son’s room the police found £1,400 in cash, deal bags and a mobile phone, with text messages indicating the supplying of cannabis and methadrone, or m/cat.

There were repeat customers, the court was told.

David Jervis pleaded guilty to producing cannabis between and August last year. Jamie Jervisadmitted supplying cannabis and methadrone.

In mitigation it was said Jamie Jervis began funding his own cannabis habit by selling to friends but it ‘snowballed.’

The money accumulated and had not been used for a lavish lifestyle.

He had no prior convictions and had been doing training work until that ended.

David Jervis, it was said, had convictions for dishonesty but nothing in the past six years and nothing for drugs. He was on disability living allowance.

Judge Gregory Dickinson sentenced him to eight months prison suspended for two years, with a tagged home curfew from 7pm to 7am for three months.

The judge said it was better he remained at home and provided an appropriate environment for his two sons.

Jamie Jervis was given six months suspended for 18 months and ordered to do 80 hours unpaid work for the community.

The judge told him: “All the medical evidence I have read says modern, strong cannabis addles people’s minds.”