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Suspended Sentence For Dad-Of-Two

Friday June 13 2014

A FATHER-OF-TWO turned to growing cannabis after running into 'financial trouble'.

Robert Tutin, 26, of Deightonby Street, Thurnscoe, had been struggling with debts and began growing the drug.

Neighbours reported the smell of cannabis emanating from his property on February 13 and officers found a door glass panel had been smashed and the house broken into.

Brian Outhwaite, prosecuting, said nobody was present but a cannabis growing set-up was found in a small bedroom upstairs.

There were lights, an extractor fan and water butt with feed along with a dozen plants of which six had been cropped.

When Tutin returned home the next day he was arrested.

"This was a commercial enterprise based on his full and frank admission to police," said Mr Outhwaite.

"He was hoping to make a thousand pounds per plant."

Recorder Nicholas Campbell QC told Tutin: "You have made a very foolish mistake but having become involved in this enterprise it has come to nothing. The reality is you haven't gained anything from this criminal activity."

He gave Tutin a nine-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and ordered him to carry out 200 hours of unpaid community work.

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Reply Posted by unsure on Friday June 13 2014 at 12:35
1k per plant what was he growing tree's

Reply Posted by not sure on Friday June 13 2014 at 20:58
kind of

Reply Posted by True red on Friday June 13 2014 at 13:45
In one of the u.s.a states canabis has become legal in holland legal isn't it about time that we looked at the legalisation of this drug it has been therapeutic for many sufferers osteo arthritis rheumatoid m.s m.e shouldn't we get this drug of the drug dealers and into the hands of registered chemists

Reply Posted by me on Friday June 13 2014 at 13:55
Yes Red. Don't agree with any drug,but if it helps any one suffering maybe so. I do worry though about cancer of the lungs,so its not cut and dry. The debate and medical evidence should be considered by the authorities that's for sure.

Reply Posted by mii on Friday June 13 2014 at 17:25
We all are struggling with bills and things. Don't all turn to growing drugs

Reply Posted by Mi Gangiman on Friday June 13 2014 at 20:11
There is no facts that canabis can cause lung cancer unlike tobacco that is legal until a national debate and a understanding of drug addiction with all the miss conceptions and taboos about addiction is argued out in a comonsese way the public will never understand druggies are not all jeans and huddies they all so are the people next door whom put over a mask of normality

Reply Posted by me on Friday June 13 2014 at 21:11
Like you said gangi man, the whole cannabis thing needs looking into properly and until it has been,you're no one to state it doesn't cause cancer. Its not just tobacco that causes cancer,the lungs are meant to breath oxygen,nothing else. Anything else is a contamination, thus raising the risk of cancer.

Reply Posted by Mi Gangiman on Friday June 13 2014 at 22:50
So ecigs are a threat herbal cigs also so is the bledy atom bomb but I can't see you putting that in your mouth me@

Reply Posted by me on Friday June 13 2014 at 23:03
Haha! Made me laff that. Nip it out, enough tonite. :-!

Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Sunday June 15 2014 at 14:53
I can probably say with full confidence that cannabis hasn't caused the domestic misery that alcohol has.

Reply Posted by Ron on Sunday June 15 2014 at 16:05
guy fawkes@ Very strong statement. Expect solicitors letters unless you have all the facts and figures, or you are qualified to be able to quote these facts..

Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Sunday June 15 2014 at 19:58
Dear Ron may I recommend to you reading the facts and figures produced by the world health organisation and if you presume to threaten me with lawyers ect better make sure you mum doesn't smack your botty for robbing your piggy bank.

Reply Posted by dutch red on Monday June 16 2014 at 08:26
The drug is NOT legal in holland, it has been decriminalised. Only allowed to smoke it in designated establishments. Perhaps more research needs to be done before the drastic decision is made.The consequences of cannabis use can be home/life destroying.....and whilst it is illegal in the UK growing it at home should be punished..

Reply Posted by x on Monday June 16 2014 at 15:06
i would much rather some one caught growing this drug was made to do 200hrs of unpaid work than tax payers money be used to give them a couple of months of easy living

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