Jail for Kestrel Close cannabis grower

A Patchway man who allowed his garage to be turned into a makeshift cannabis factory has been jailed for 15 months at Bristol Crown Court, reports the Evening Post. Paul Townsend, 36, of Kestrel Close, had been arrested after his garage caught fire in September last year. Firefighters attending the blaze alerted the police and Townsend subsequently admitted growing 34

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Jail sentence for Bradley Road cannabis grower

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

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