A Wirral man caught looking after his own cannabis farm in a Rhyl bungalow has been jailed.
Timothy Bradley from Prenton, near Birkenhead, admitted growing the drug at the house between February and November 2015. Mold Crown Court heard he had grown 67 plants, worth a potential street value of up to £57,000.
The cannabis was discovered during a police raid following a tip-off – CCTV footage was later found of Bradley tending to his own plants on eight days – his vehicle was also caught entering North Wales on the days he was filmed.
He claimed that he had only rented the bungalow and went so far to create a false contact on his phone for a supposed tenant – but his argument that the tenant was responsible had been rejected at an earlier hearing at Caernarfon Crown Court.
At first, Bradley had denied he had appeared in the footage, but later changed his story and claimed he had been threatened not to tell police about the cannabis by his tenant. His DNA was later found on latex gloves in the house.
The defence claimed that Bradley suffered from illness and was caring for his 84 year-old mother – he was only her contact as her two daughters were living abroad.
Bradley, who was jailed for two years and three months, now faces a further investigation under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Source: Daily Post