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Tebay man jailed for cannabis production

Fenn Chapman

A CANNABIS grower has been jailed after a farm which could have yielded 4kg of the drug was found hidden in the basement of his Tebay home.

Fenn Marwood Chapman, 37, came to the attention of police who stopped his car on June 10. In response, Chapman replied: “I might as well tell you, there are some weed cuttings in the boot.”

When his Low Lane home in the village was searched, officers found a relatively sophisticated cannabis farm with dedicated lighting, ventilation and a hydroponic system concealed behind a specially constructed door.

In total, 145 plants in varying stages of maturity were recovered. Carlisle Crown Court heard today (FRI) around 4kg of cannabis potentially worth £16,000 could have been harvested.

Chapman, a father-of-two, admitted producing the class B drug for commercial supply. He was jailed for two years by Judge James Adkin.

“It was obvious from the discoveries made this was an ongoing operation which had been previously grown by yourself,” Judge Adkin told Chapman.

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