Police raid £40,000 cannabis factory on residential street

A Kirkby man was caught with a cannabis grow in his house worth around £40,000, a court has been told.

Thursday, 3rd March 2016, 11:32 am
Updated Thursday, 3rd March 2016, 11:51 am

Police raided the Alfred Street home of James Stanley in August last year and found almost 50 plants growing.

Magistrates in Mansfield were told how the 38-year-old defendant was in at the time of the raid, but was later arrested.

He was also found to be in possession of £230 worth of amphetamine, which was accepted as being for his own personal use.

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The Crown Prosecution Service said the cannabis plants had been spread across two rooms, with 12 in one room, and 37 in another.

They described it as being a sophisticated set-up with hydroponic equipment - used to help grow the drug - also found.

After his arrest Stanley gave a ‘no-comment interview’ at the police station but during the hearing at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court admitted a charge of cannabis production and possession of amphetamine.

The case was sent to Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing, where he will appear on April 4.