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Wolverhampton Crown Court
Wolverhampton Crown Court

Tuan Van Le, of no fixed address, looked after 200 plants at the address in Lichfield Street, Tipton, before it was raided by police on July 26, Wolverhampton Crown Court heard.

Officers found a “small cannabis operation on a commercial scale” at the site where Le was living, said judge Michael Chambers QC.

At the time, Le was on license from prison for a similar offence relating to a cannabis factory in Walsall, where he tended to 110 plants.

He was jailed on a charge of producing cannabis after he pleaded guilty to the offence at an earlier hearing.

Le was released from prison on May 1 but “re-offended in the same way within a very short time”, said Mr Chambers.

The defendant – who required a Vietnamese translator – told police he spent 22 days at the factory in Tipton where he was also offered accommodation.

The plants were growing in a hydroponic set up where Le was “essentially a gardener”, said the judge.

He was deemed to have had a “lesser role” in the…

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