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Prison warning for plumber over drugs
5:20am Wednesday 22nd August 2012 in Eastleigh
A PLUMBER was warned he faces prison after 39 cannabis plants were found at his Chandler’s Ford home.
Southampton Crown Court heard that drug experts estimated the minimum yield of the skunk cannabis amounted to 1kg.
Prosecutor Robert Bolton said there was a limited commercial element involved and about £1,500 worth of electricity had been illegally used.
Daniel Harker, 34, of Mount Drive, admitted producing the drug.
Defence barrister Darren Bartlett said it had been a misguided attempt to grow cannabis for his own use but he gave some to friends when they visited.
Extending bail to Septem-ber 10, Judge Gary Burrell QC told Harker, said to be the sole carer of four child-ren: “You are very much at risk of going to prison.”