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Judge Warns Cannabis Growers

Friday August 9 2013


Judge warns cannabis growers Judge warns cannabis growers


A JUDGE has warned people who grow cannabis at home that they will be jailed.

Judge Roger Keen spoke out at Sheffield Crown Court as he jailed two Barnsley men.

Father-of-three Christopher Glew, 25, was found to be cultivating cannabis plants when police raided an address at St John's Road, Cudworth.

In the basement were two rooms with 27 plants at differing stages of maturity, said Robert Sandford, prosecuting.

The crop could potentially have yielded a kilo of the Class B drug - worth £8,480 on the streets.

Glew told police he bought the plants as cuttings and potted them up, cultivating them for his own use.

Jim Baird, defending, said: "He's been an idiot. He's a heavy user of cannabis, smoking an ounce a week, so decided to grow his own. It was not a sophisticated operation."

He had split up from his girlfriend over the matter and had to go back to live with his mother.

Judge Keen jailed Glew for 12 months and told him: "Even if you cultivate cannabis at home even for your own use you go to prison."

In another case two Polish men from Barnsley were given jail terms for producing cannabis at home.

Krystian Chlopecki, 30, and his brother Bartolmiej, 20, were arrested earlier this year.

Krystian was growing a dozen mature plants under tents in a basement at a Barnsley address. The potential street value was £10,600.

Bartolmiej was driving a VW Passat with four passengers when he was stopped by police on suspicion of aggravated burglary, an allegation which was later dropped.

But his home was searched and six cannabis plants were found growing with a street value of £5,400.

Both men, of Pond Street, Barnsley, admitted growing cannabis. They both said it was for their own use.

Krystian was jailed for eight months and his brother was given four months in prison suspended for a year, 200 hours of unpaid community work and told to pay £355 prosecution costs.

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Reply Posted by anon on Friday August 9 2013 at 12:05
Sned every drug dealer down, funny how they say it's for personnel use when they get caught, no room in society for these people, not only does effect users lives it causes misery to those who their houses burgled so the user can fund the habit.

Reply Posted by WEDGE on Friday August 9 2013 at 13:07
Sned every drug dealer down What does sned mean Its only weed no one burgles for weed its not smack of crack is it anon you fool

Reply Posted by anon on Friday August 9 2013 at 14:06
So the dole dwellers can afford the weed, it's a typo, did you breathe while writing that. All drugs choose what lead to crime, those that deny this are usually the ones using it.

Reply Posted by Craig on Friday August 9 2013 at 15:54
here, here anon. all drugs lead to some sort of crime if the user is unable to pay for their addiction. this is indeed a fact by the way wedge i do part time drugs counselling so i know first hand the effect,causes and smptoms of prolific drug users. with the comment you made, you are in no doubt a user of some sort of drug.

Reply Posted by Pork Chops on Friday August 9 2013 at 14:14
You know what *sned was meant to be, don't be so pedantic. But if you are going to pick on anon's typo then what about your capital 'W' for no reason and *or not *of, unless "smack of crack" is really some new drug? I like the name, reminds me of a certain soup.


Reply Posted by swampy on Friday August 9 2013 at 17:52
Polish criminals who would have though it?
Deport the lot!

Reply Posted by FAWKES on Friday August 9 2013 at 22:40
They are all told to say its for personal use by their solicitors . Its a load of Bollocks . They are drug dealing scum .Who need putting down.This town is being taken over by the pathetic excuses for human beings. POT HEADS , SMACK RATS SKETS. What ever you call yourselfs your just scum to me !

Reply Posted by Fred on Friday August 9 2013 at 23:00
I could give you a few addresses to raid - more scum that sell canabis to school kids in prison the better

Reply Posted by flapper on Friday August 9 2013 at 23:48
Tell the cops then Fred. Do it anon. I would

Reply Posted by Fred on Saturday August 10 2013 at 16:29
what is your address grasser

Reply Posted by Fred on Sunday August 11 2013 at 13:01
flapper ******* grassing again i would i would i would what a PRICK

Reply Posted by flapper on Saturday August 10 2013 at 17:18
They saint get caught and sent to prison if cops don't know about em.....silly bugger. You shunt be grumbling about it if your not gonna do owt about it...so zip it and live with it..plonker.

Reply Posted by flap flap flap flap on Saturday August 10 2013 at 18:26
thats why they call thee flapper, da nither shuts di oil up ******* flapping on abart shite all time gi di finger a rest knobhead

Reply Posted by flapper on Saturday August 10 2013 at 18:34
Hahahaa deeeedaaaa.glad I'm bothering you deeeeedaaaaa

Reply Posted by knw ya role on Sunday August 11 2013 at 13:53
i am the almighty one ya can take ya anon and flapper turn um both sideways pull on ya chu chu train put a bit tcp and shove up both ya candy asses.people grass cos the jealous!

Reply Posted by candy floss on Monday August 12 2013 at 01:36
w.t.f ya talk a load off crap people grass to save there own arses not because they are jealous ya numty.

Reply Posted by wow on Monday August 12 2013 at 00:59
I know loads of people that deal but am obv not gunna grass them up cos its peoples faluts for buying it i hope more dealers sooner or later sell asmuch asthere want

Reply Posted by candy floss on Thursday August 15 2013 at 03:12
ya know wot wow ya just as bad as those idiots for growing it as well as selling it.and justice will be served to those who want to brake the law.hurd off karma well it will bite them up there arse's big time .x

Reply Posted by candy floss on Monday August 12 2013 at 01:12
none off you have any ideas on wot its like to have and have lived with a young lad and be hooked on the stuff. from the age off seven he got it shoved down is throat by older lads then its got worse as yrs went. on by getting it off dealers ect. as I should know as im a mum whos son is independent on it.and to see this kills me.x

Reply Posted by frontman on Monday August 26 2013 at 20:40
hey theres guys in barnsley who love driving expensive cars one just bought a porsche with his proceeds but the police don look at how guys not working can do this?