Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Drug dealers on our doorstep!

Guilty plea after £88k cannabis find

A fifty-five-year-old man has admitted producing cannabis after 231 plants with a street value estimated at up to £88,000 were discovered at a farm.

Kevin Arnold, 55, pleaded guilty to growing the class B drug at Blackmoor Farm in Maulden at Bedford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

Magistrates heard that police attended the farm on February 22 and saw Arnold of Pastures Way, Luton, near to Unit 1 at the site and inquired what was inside.

When there they discovered two tents, ten grow lamps and 231 plants at different stages of growth. He was arrested and the drugs were seized.

Prosecutor Toby Earnscliffe said: “It is thought that the cannabis could fetch between £61,000 and £88,000.”

Arnold will be sentenced at Luton Crown Court later this month

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