Cannabis crop sentence cut

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A ‘NAIVE’ teenager jailed after allowing her flat to be used for growing cannabis has had her sentence halved on appeal by top judges.

Sherilyn Ann Wood, 19, a call centre worker, was arrested in December 2011 after police found 16 plants growing at her one-bedroom rented flat in Sheffield.

Wood, of Fleury Road, Gleadless Valley, was sentenced to six months detention at Sheffield Crown Court in June after pleading guilty to producing cannabis.

Her term was halved to three months by Lord Justice Hughes, Mrs Justice Cox and Sir Geoffrey Grigson, sitting at London’s Criminal Appeal Court.

Wood’s lawyers argued that she had been treated too harshly by the sentencing judge in light of her “naivety, remorse and the emotional pressure exerted on her.”

The court heard Wood was not going to receive money from the crop and was “put under pressure’ to grow it.