Cannabis Cultivators Jailed

TWO men were jailed on Friday after being caught growing Bubble Hash cannabis. Adrian Thornhill, 38, and Daniel Boar, 44, both from Letchworth GC, were producing the drug, which is stronger than regular marijuana, for their own personal use, Luton Crown

TWO men were jailed on Friday after being caught growing "Bubble Hash" cannabis.

Adrian Thornhill, 38, and Daniel Boar, 44, both from Letchworth GC, were producing the drug, which is stronger than regular marijuana, for their own personal use, Luton Crown Court was told.

Police raided Thornhill's home in Rundells on August 29 last year and seized 70 plants and 60 stems of dried leaf cannabis, said prosecutor Sandi Evison.

She said the expected yield of the plants would be 880 grams, which would have a street value of between �4,950 and �7,470.

Boar was at the house when the police raided it. He told the officers he tended to half of the crop. Thornhill was arrested later and said he took drugs to manage pain.

Boar, of Western Way, and Thornhill appeared for sentence having pleaded guilty at the first hearing to being concerned in the production of cannabis.

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Defence barrister, Alisdair Smith, said: "This was a limited scale of production. They are friends who were living together at the time after suffering domestic difficulties."

He said both men were cannabis users who were growing the drug for their own use. "It was not a sophisticated hydroponics system," he said.

Recorder Ian Baker jailed both men for 24 weeks saying "an immediate custodial sentence is appropriate.

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