Bamber Bridge man grew cannabis plants
A man who was found to be growing a mini cannabis farm has avoided an immediate jail term.
Steven Alexander Daly, of Homestead, Bamber Bridge, pleaded guilty to producing cannabis after the grow was found on September 26 last year.
The 37-year-old also admitted dealing the drug in Preston between January 1, 2019 and September 26, 2019.
Preston Magistrates’ Court heard nine plants were found at the property.
Magistrates imposed a 12 week jail term, suspended for 12 months.
The bench said a custodial sentence was due to the discovery of a dedicated room with equipment for growing cannabis dealing on a large scale.
However they suspended his jail term because of his “timely guilty plea”, lack of convictions, and his remorse.
Daly was given a 10 week curfew, rehabilitation requirement and must pay a £122 surcharge and £85 costs.
Police say the threat from the domestic commercial cultivation of cannabis is increasing.
There were 355 cannabis farm investigations - from the smallest plant to a big growth - launched by Lancashire Police between October 2019 and September 2020.
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