Drug producer jailed

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A MAN who grew more than 100 cannabis plants inside an industrial unit in Chesterfield has been jailed.

Officers raided the unit on the Foxwood Industrial Estate on April 5, 2011, and found 139 cannabis plants at various stages of growth.

John Weir, 27, who was renting the unit, was arrested by police.

Weir, of Salisbury Avenue, Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to the production of cannabis.

He was jailed for 22 months following a hearing at Derby Crown Court on Wednesday, October 5. If you have information about drugs in your neighbourhood call Derbyshire police on 0345 123 3333 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.