A South Yorkshire business development manager was caught growing 38 cannabis plants at her home

A business development manager was caught by police growing 38 cannabis plants worth an estimated £17,600 at her home.

Friday, 30th October 2020, 12:30 pm

Police raided the home of Amy Isles, aged 37, of Wentworth Close, Monk Bretton, Barnsley, according to a Sheffield Crown Court hearing, and discovered 38 cannabis plants in three tents in a bedroom.

Zaiban Alam, prosecuting, told the hearing on October 29 police officers attended the address for an unrelated matter on January 19 and during the course of a search they discovered the plants in three tents with lights, fans and air filters.

Ms Alam added the total estimated value of the plants was £17,600.

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A South Yorkshire business development manager was caught by police with 38 cannabis plants valued at £17,600 at her home. Pictured, courtesy of Pixabay, is a generic picture of cannabis plants.

Isles told police the plants were hers and had nothing to do with her partner who lived at the property and added that she had bought the equipment online and started the grow in December 2019.

Isles, who only has a caution for possessing class A drugs with intent to supply, pleaded guilty to producing class B drug cannabis.

Ed Moss, defending, said Isles is a business development manager who lives in rented accommodation and she would lose everything if she is sent to prison.

Recorder Benjamin Nolan QC described the crop as “substantial” but said he was not convinced it would have yielded around £17,000 if it had been sold on the street.

Recorder Nolan sentenced Isles to ten months of custody suspended for two years with a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement. Isles must pay £350 costs.

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