Peterborough man jailed after growing £50,000 of drugs in his home

A man who was caught growing almost £50,000 worth of cannabis in his Peterborough home has been jailed.

Wednesday, 27th November 2019, 3:22 pm
Thomas Garner

Thomas Garner, 50, was cultivating the crop in spare rooms at a property in Brookfurlong, Ravensthorpe, when officers carried out a warrant on 1 February.

The officers discovered 55 plants growing in the upstairs bedrooms.

Garner claimed responsibility for growing the drugs and admitted purchasing all the equipment he needed from car boot sales.

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He pleaded guilty to producing a class B drug at Peterborough Crown Court yesterday (26 November) and was sentenced to two years in prison.

DC Paddy Reeve said: “This warrant disrupted a significant operation and we have taken thousands of pounds worth of cannabis off the streets.

“I hope this sends a clear message that we will work hard to find and destroy cannabis farms and put the people behind them before the courts.”

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