A Patchway man has been jailed for 18 months after he pleaded guilty to growing cannabis for “self-medication”, reports the Bristol Evening Post.
Luke Bickford had been arrested in September 2011 following a police raid that discovered 48 cannabis plants growing in a back room at his Bradley Road home.
The raid followed a tip-off and a check by the police helicopter, which detected a “warm roof” at the property.
The plants found were said have a potential yield of 3.9kg, valued at £39,000.
Bristol Crown Court was also told that the electricity meter at the property had been bypassed.
The judge ordered the drugs and growing equipment be destroyed.
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