Cannabis grower loses her home

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A COUNCIL house tenant in Sheffield has been evicted from her home for growing cannabis plants.

Chelsea Thistlethwaite, aged 32, breached the conditions of her tenancy agreement at Algar Crescent, Arbourthorne, after police found a ‘significant’ number of plants growing in a bedroom.

Heat lamps and an extractor fan had been installed to help the plants grow.

Coun Harry Harpham, Sheffield Council’s cabinet member for home, said: “Eviction is a course of action we don’t take lightly, but one we are quite prepared to take. Growing illegal drugs on the property was a tenancy breach and she has now had to suffer the consequences – which in this case is the loss of her home.”

Thistlethwaite has also been ordered to pay legal costs of £301.75.