A 46-year-old Norwich man found growing more than 80 cannabis plants at his Costessey home has been given a suspended prison sentence.
Gary Budrey, of Bottom Breck Close, appeared at Norwich Crown Court on Tuesday 7 May after pleading guilty to producing a Class B drug at an earlier hearing.
Police carried out a warrant at his address last year seizing plants and cultivating equipment. Eighty-seven plants were discovered.
Budrey was arrested a few days later in connection with the find.
He was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment suspended for two years and ordered to pay £100 victim surcharge or serve seven days imprisonment for failure to pay. The court also ordered for the destruction of the drugs and paraphernalia.
– PC Andy Tomlinson, Earlham Police Station
"Stopping the supply of drugs in our communities and securing prosecutions such as this is a priority for police. I hope this sentence serves as a warning to others that such activity will not be tolerated and reassures local residents that we will act on information and take appropriate action."