An expectant dad faces missing the birth of his child after being caught with a cannabis factory producing drugs worth £37,000 at his home.
In total they found 16 medium plants and 29 seedlings as well as halogen lights and a fan while there were also scales and small, clear plastic bags at the house.
The approximate street value of the cannabis was said to be up to £37,270.
Cardiff Crown Court heard on Thursday that Staple had 70 previous convictions for 132 offences.
Included in that were five drugs offences, the most recent in 2017 when Staple was convicted for the production of cannabis and given a two-month prison sentence.
Kevin Seal, defending, said Staple’s life had “changed dramatically in the last five months”. He told the…