Burwell man who cultivated £33,000 of cannabis gets two year jail sentence, £18,000 fine and 200 hours of unpaid community service

PUBLISHED: 10:05 27 July 2016 | UPDATED: 10:06 27 July 2016

The cannabis that was recovered from a house in Burwell

The cannabis that was recovered from a house in Burwell

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A Burwell man who cultivated £33,000 worth of cannabis was given a two-year jail sentence, suspended, as well as an £18,000 Proceeds of Crime Order and 200 hours of unpaid community service.

The cannabis that was recovered from a house in Burwell The cannabis that was recovered from a house in Burwell

The 69-year-old pleaded guilty at Cambridge Crown Court to the offence of producing cannabis after plants with a high street value were removed from his house in June.

PC Chris Dykstra, who dismantled the cultivation from a residential street, said attention was drawn to the situation by neighbours who believed that cannabis was being smoked at the house.

He said: “I’m grateful to the members of the community who raised our awareness to this issue.”

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