Two Cottingley men in court over cannabis factories

Two Cottingley men in court over cannabis factories

Two Cottingley men in court over cannabis factories

First published in News

Two men involved in commercial cannabis-growing were given suspended jail terms at Bradford Crown Court.

Gary Milne, 40, of Airedale Avenue, Cottingley, and David Sumner, 43, of Manor Road, Cottingley, had both pleaded guilty to the production of cannabis, with Milne also admitting a charge of illegal abstraction of electricity.

Prosecutor Duncan Ritchie told the court that on May 16 last year, police visited a rented house on Buck Street, Denholme, to find both men at the property, along with 25 cannabis plants with a street value of £9,685.

After arresting the men, officers then raided Milne’s home in Cottingley to find a 12 plants, producing £4,500 of the drug. The electricity had been illegally bypassed.

Milne was given a six-month sentence, suspended for two years, and ordered to perform 200 hours of unpaid community work.

Sumner received a four-month sentence, suspended for 18 months, and a 30-day activity requirement.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree