Three men have been jailed for their roles in producing cannabis.
The trio were Florian Lleshiu, 22, Artan Ndoj, 27, and Denis Aliseni, 20.
All three were Albanian men appearing via video link to Durham Prison, aided by an Albanian interpreter.
They faced sentence by Judge Paul Watson at Teesside Crown Court on Wednesday.
Lleshiu and Ndoj had pleaded guilty to conspiring to produce a Class B drug, cannabis.
The two, both of Abbydale Road, Sheffield, were each jailed for 11 months.
Aliseni admitted being concerned in the production of cannabis in Hartlepool on February 13 this year.
Aliseni, of Vicarage Park, London, was jailed for 14 months.
The courts are still open but new trials have been suspended amid the Coronavirus crisis.
Both crown and magistrates’ court are now hearing urgent cases only.
In the case of magistrates’ courts, this is defined as overnight custody and people brought from prison.
The HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) says it is avoiding physical hearings wherever possible, arranging remote hearings and using social distancing measures where physical attendance is necessary.
The HMCTS said today that “staff and judges are continuing in their essential work”.