Man jailed after cannabis plants found growing in his shed in Stamford

Lincoln Crown Court

Lincoln Crown Court

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A man who admitted dealing cannabis following two police raids on his home in Stamford has been jailed for 12 months.

Timothy Sampson, 29, was caught after police found 10 cannabis plants growing in a shed at the property in Queen Street.

Sampson pleaded guilty to supplying cannabis bush to other users on a commercial basis after officers discovered the plants growing in two tents.

The two searches occurred on August 25 and November 14 last year.

Lincoln Crown Court heard smaller amounts of cannabis resin, cannabis butter and amphetamines were also found during the search in August last year.

Stuart Lody, prosecuting, told the court over £3,000 in cash was also discovered in the property.

The court heard police found a further stash of amphetamines when they returned to the house to carry out the second raid in November.

Sampson admitted producing cannabis, possessing cannabis bush with intent to supply, possessing cannabis resin and two charges of possessing amphetamines.

Chris Jeyes, mitigating, told the court Sampson believed cannabis had a calming influence on him compared to alcohol.

“It is accepted he was dealing cannabis bush on a commercial basis to other people who were already using it, all be it on a modest scale,” said Mr Jeyes.

Mr Jeyes added that Sampson was something of a “connoisseur” when it came to cannabis and used cannabis butter in his cooking.

Passing sentence on Friday, Recorder Mark Wall QC told Sampson his offending was aggravated by the fact that police again found drugs when they returned to his home on a second occasion.

Recorder Wall also ordered that the £3,025 in cash found during the raids should be forfeited by Sampson.