Suspended sentence for Stourbridge man who set up cannabis farm in his bedroom

Suspended sentence for Stourbridge man who set up cannabis farm in his bedroom

Suspended sentence for Stourbridge man who set up cannabis farm in his bedroom

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A MAN who set up a cannabis farm in a bedroom at his Stourbridge home capable of producing enough of the controlled drug to provide over 10,000 spliffs has avoided jail.

The illegal operation set up by 26-year-old Mark Wood at the property in Bredon Close was "quite substantial" - Stuart Clarkson, prosecuting, told Wolverhampton Crown Court.

He said when police officers searched the house they found 30 adult cannabis plants together with £460 in a glass jar in the living room.

The officers also found other items including a set of scales and a black bin liner containing a small amount of dried cannabis leaves.

Mr Clarkson told the court the cannabis would have been worth up to £25,000 depending on how it was sold.

Wood, an upholsterer at a Stourbridge furniture factory, admitted producing the Class B drug and was given a 14-month jail term suspended for two years.

The Judge further ordered him to carry out 120 hours unpaid work in the community and to pay a £100 victim surcharge.

Mukhtar Ubhi, defending Wood, stressed he had been growing the cannabis purely for his personal use - not to sell to other people.

He said Wood, who was further told he must forfeit the money recovered from his home, had not been living an "elaborate lifestyle".

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