Pub landlord behind bars

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A LANDLORD has been jailed for 18 months for growing cannabis in his Chesterfield pub.

Mark Breen, aged 46, of Newcastle Avenue, was arrested when police raided the Poolsbrook Hotel on Staveley Road last July.

They found a large number of cannabis plants, lighting and extractor fans in two upstairs rooms and the cellar.

The electricity meter had also been tampered with.

Breen, aged 46, pleaded guilty at Derby Crown Court to the production of cannabis, possession of cannabis with intent to supply and extracting electricity.