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A Midlands couple were caught with £20,000 worth of cannabis in their home.

Police found the jaw-dropping haul of drugs after being called to a “domestic incident” in the region.

The pair were found with a staggering grow at their home, in Chaddesden, in the East Midlands.

Anthony Bond and Samantha Parr, of Nottingham Road, were found to have foil-lined tents in one room.

The pair were also found with cuttings, plants and waste material, as well as further bags of drugs, during a search.

Cops also found digital scales, reports our sister title DerbyshireLive .



Anthony Bond

Analysis of 28-year-old Bond’s mobile phone found messages from people asking him to supply them with the drug.

When 21-year-old Parr was arrested she told officers she knew what she was doing was illegal but though it was better to grow cannabis than buy it on the street.

And in an unrelated later incident, Bond sprayed a canister of pepper spray into the faces of two men during an argument outside a garage.

Handing Bond a 20-month jail term and Parr a 12-month community order at Derby Crown Court, Judge Jonathan Bennett said: “There was a fair bit of cannabis growing at this property, a number of rooms were being used and there is evidence of previous crops.

“It was clearly not just for personal use.”

 

Sarah Allen, prosecuting, said the drugs were found on June 23, 2017.

She said at around 9pm police went to the property where the two defendants then lived and when they arrived saw there were two foil-lined tents in one of the rooms.

Miss Allen said four plants were growing in one and seven in another.

But 69 more plant cuttings were found around the house.



Samantha Parr

She said: “The total weight was just over 1kg and if sold in 1oz deals could have yielded £21,600 at its highest end.

“There was further evidence of previous crops and growing lights, digital scales and a further 11 bags of cannabis that would have been worth £740 at the top end.

“Mr Bond’s mobile phone was seized and analysed and on it were messages consistent with someone being asked for cannabis.

“On one date there was a message from someone asking for 10oz.”

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Miss Allen said Bond, now of Collins Avenue, South Normanton, admitted the grow was his and that the drugs were for his own personal consumption.

She said Parr, also now of the same South Normanton address, told officers she knew the grow was illegal but…

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