Couple sentenced over growing cannabis plants with street value of £14,000

Police discovered this cannabis farm at High Bank Close, Hastings, image courtesy of Sussex Police
Police discovered this cannabis farm at High Bank Close, Hastings, image courtesy of Sussex Police

A couple have been sentenced after growing cannabis with a street value of £14,000, in their Kempston home.

Daniel Seager, 31, and Helen Radwell, 25, both admitted cultivating cannabis in March 2014.

Yesterday Seager was jailed for two years, and Radwell received a 12-month Community Order including 150 hours of unpaid work.

The crime was discovered by a neighbour who alerted police. Officers then carried out a raid and found 39 plants growing in a tent in the garage and another 32 plants growing in two more tents in a bedroom.

Fertiliser, scales, and deal bags were also found.

It’s estimated that the plants would have yielded 1.4 kilos of cannabis.

PC Richard Adams, who investigated the crime, said: “Growing cannabis is not only illegal, it can also be dangerous, and we will not tolerate it.

“Hopefully the severity of Seager’s sentence will deter others from carrying out such offences, and we will continue to work hard to investigate drug crime in order to protect people and keep Bedfordshire safe.”

Seager also admitted a second charge of possessing criminal property.