Rotherham man admits producing cannabis at home

A drug offender who has admitted producing cannabis at his home is set to be sentenced at crown court.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 4:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 4:31 pm

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard how Robert Evans, aged 35, of Thompson Close, Rawmarsh, pleaded guilty to producing a quantity of the class B drug at his home.

Defence solicitor Andrew Walker said Evans was subsequently in breach of a suspended prison sentence, previously imposed by Sheffield Crown Court, and that the drugs offence and the breach should be considered at crown court.

He told magistrates during the hearing on November 28: “My client was in breach of a suspended sentence order imposed by Sheffield Crown Court and it may be in your mind that it should go back to Sheffield Crown Court.”

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A drug offender is due to be sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court for producing cannabis.

Mr Walker also requested a probation report to be considered before sentencing.

Magistrates adjourned the case prior to sentencing at Sheffield Crown Court on December 19 and requested a pre-sentence probation report.