Bardney man jailed for drugs

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A man from Bardney has been jailed for 16 months after pleading guilty to producing £26,000 of cannabis.

Andrew Cluett, 41, has been jailed after police discovered a cannabis growing operation after raiding a bungalow in Cherry Willingham.

Cluett admitted producing the cannabis between January 1 and April 5, 2013.

Faye Mellor, prosecuting, said the cannabis plants had the potential to produce a yield of as much as 2.6kg.

More than 40 cannabis plants were found in a tent in the loft of the property at Fiskerton Road and a second tent containing a “mother plant” which was used to provide cuttings for the growth of more plants.

Ms Mellor added: “This was a step up from a basic home set-up. There was lighting, ventilation and hydroponics in place. Within the tents a set of digital scales was found and also some food bags suggesting some kind of supply.”

Kayleigh Hippey, 27, now of Jubilee Crescent, Cherry Willingham, tenant of the property, agreed to allow Cluett to use the loft after he asked for permission - she has been given a nine month suspended jail sentence.