Cannabis grower’s £185 bill

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A MAN caught growing tens of thousands of pounds worth of cannabis at his home has been ordered to hand over £185 by a court.

Daniel Shorey, 28, of Bishops Road, in Bury St Edmunds, was also found in possession of amphetamines worth more than £5,600 and jailed for 20 months when he appeared at Ipswich Crown Court in December.

He pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to supply and possession of amphetamines.

Last Thursday, he appeared at the same court for a hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act, designed to recover money he gained from his offending.

Prosecutor Michael Crimp said an investigation had established Shorey had benefited from his offending by £43,585, but it also found he had assets totalling just £185.

Recorder Jane Humphryes QC told Shorey he must hand over the £185 within 28 days and that failure to comply could see up to seven days added to his sentence.

In December, the court heard how police with a warrant searched Shorey’s home and discovered 235 cannabis plants in various stages of development.

It was estimated they could have produced cannabis worth between £90,000 and £150,000.

When asked if he had any other drugs on the premises, Shorey admitted he had two bags of amphetamines in his fridge. He claimed to be looking after it for someone he refused to name.