Bamber Bridge man grew cannabis plants

A man who was found to be growing a mini cannabis farm has avoided an immediate jail term.

Monday, 23rd November 2020, 9:52 am

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.

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Preston Magistrates' Court

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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