Man jailed for growing cannabis in Sheffield cellar

A man has been sentenced to nine months behind bars after neighbourhood officers found him with a large scale cannabis factory in a cellar.

Saturday, 22nd May 2021, 4:07 pm

Florin Trifan, 30, of no fixed address, was detained after officers from the Walkley neighbourhood team executed a drugs warrant at a property in Minto Road, Hillsborough on 10 April.

On a search of the premises, officers found 254 cannabis plants in the loft and the cellar. These plants would be worth around £250,000 in street value.

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Florin Trifan

PC Laura Thompson, investigating, said: “Cultivating cannabis on this scale funds the activities of organised criminals.

“We seized these plants, plus between eight and 10kg of packaged cannabis which was ready to sell. These profits would have likely gone on to fund violence, exploitation and have a knock on effect of causing fear in our communities.

“If you have concerns about the production and supply of drugs in your area, please tell us.”

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