A South Yorkshire drug-user faces a possible jail sentence after he was caught with cannabis plants

A man has admitted producing drugs after cannabis plants were found by police at two properties.

Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 3:05 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 3:05 pm

Sheffield Crown Court heard on Monday, June 8, how Ryan Long, aged 25, of Hazel Road, New Edlington, Doncaster, pleaded guilty to two counts of producing the class B controlled drugs.

Judge Roger Thomas QC confirmed Long’s offending involved an address at Mexborough from July and an address in Conisbrough from between June and September, last year.

Robert Sandford, prosecuting, said the Mexborough matter involved one plant and three seedlings and the Conisbrough matter involved 12 plants.

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Pictured is an example of cannabis plants like those found by police at two properties in Mexborough and Conisbrough. Picture courtesy of Pixabay.

Mr Sandford argued the Conisbrough matter suggested the cannabis was being produced to be sold on but Long claimed he was expanding production for personal use so he did not have to use street-dealers.

Judge Thomas adjourned the case until July 10 so a pre-sentence report could be considered and he warned Long he was at risk of being sent down.