Hitchin crystal meth maker pleads guilty

A MAN has pleaded guilty to trying to produce crystal meth in a garden shed – the first such conviction in Herts. Christopher Farrow, 65, of Wedmore Road, Hitchin entered his plea at Luton Crown Court on Monday after police found a makeshift laboratory s

A MAN has pleaded guilty to trying to produce crystal meth in a garden shed - the first such conviction in Herts.

Christopher Farrow, 65, of Wedmore Road, Hitchin entered his plea at Luton Crown Court on Monday after police found a makeshift laboratory set up to produce the class A drug at his home last July.

Herts PC Barry Townsend of crime management said: "Methamphetamine, which is otherwise known as crystal meth, is a highly addictive drug and the production of the substance is extremely dangerous, especially in an urban environment.

"This type of production is very uncommon in the country and this is believed to be the first successful conviction of this nature in Hertfordshire. I am pleased that the case has come to a successful conclusion and hope it acts as a strong deterrent to others interested in engaging in the same activity."


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Sentencing is due to take place next month.

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