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Man Jailed After Sheepbridge Drugs Haul


Monday 10th October 2011


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

Man jailed after Sheepbridge drugs haulOfficers raided the unit on the Foxwood Industrial Estate on April 5th, 2011 and found 139 cannabis plants at various stages of growth.

John Weir, 27, (left) 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 5th.

If you have information about drugs in your neighbourhood call Derbyshire police on 0345 123 3333 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



 

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MAN ROBBED IN HIS OWN HOME -
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 76-year-old man was robbed in his home on Oakley Avenue. More...

POLICE & PARAMEDICS TO KEEP REVELLERS SAFE -
This Christmas, Police and paramedics have teamed up to help partygoers in Chesterfield enjoy their nights out safely and reduce unnecessary admissions to A&E. More...

WARNINGS ABOUT PUBLIC DRINKING THIS XMAS -
Partygoers in the Town Centre this Christmas are being warned by Chesterfield Police that anyone caught drinking alcohol in a public place will be fined. More...

BLUE SKY THINKING -
It's been a busy year for the Police helicopter according to figures released by Derbyshire Police today. More...

DRUGS ARREST IN CLAY CROSS -
A Chesterfield man has been charged with possession of cannabis after a drugs warrant was executed at a house in Clay Cross yesterday More...

POLICE ASK FOR WITNESSES -
Police in Chesterfield are appealing for witnesses following a distraction burglary at a motorbike showroom in Chesterfield. More...

(UNDER) AGE CONCERN -
Half of the pubs tested in a recent operation targeting underage alcohol sales sold alcohol to people under 18. More...

POLICE APPEAL FOR HELP AFTER ROBBERIES -
Police in Chesterfield and Dronfield are investigating two robberies that happened yesterday More...

DERBYSHIRE POLICE FACE BUDGET CUTS -
It's been announced today that, as part of Government cuts, Derbyshire Police's Government income will reduce by 3.8% for 2011/12. More...

DRUGS ARRESTS AFTER CONCERNS RAISED -
Officers have carried out 2 warrants in Grangewood and Boythorpe, arresting 3 and seizing drugs from 2 properties. More...

WARNING AFTER ICE AND SNOW THROWN FROM BRIDGE -
Snow and ice balls thrown from a bridge over the M1 have damaged a number of cars. More...

APPEAL FOR WITNESSES -
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 34 old male was the subject of an alleged assault in Old Whittington. More...

APPEAL FOR INFORMATION -
Chesterfield Police are appealing for information after a large air conditioning unit was stolen from an industrial estate. More...

CRIME, CRIME,
GO AWAY -

A crime-busting group set up to tackle problems in the St Augustine's area of Chesterfield has proved to be so successful that it is now expanding. More...

MIND HOW YOU GO -
Police in Clay Cross are tonight warning drivers to take care on rural roads after a number of lorries became stuck in the area. More...

SNOW PATROL -
As the bad weather continues, police and council rangers in Bolsover have joined forces to provide reassurance for vulnerable members of the community in vehicles more suited to the wintry conditions. More...

SKATING ON THIN ICE -
Police have today issued safety warnings about frozen lakes and ponds after a woman in her 30's died after falling into a frozen pond in Yorkshire yesterday. More...

BE PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER -
With forecasters predicting that wintry weather conditions may hit our region over the weekend, motorists are being offered advice by Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership. More...

MAN JAILED FOR 5 YEARS AFTER DRUG FIND -
A 52-year-old Chesterfield man has been jailed for more than five years after being caught with almost half a kilogram of heroin in his possession More...

MAN JAILED FOR ATTEMPTED CASH POINT ROBBERY -
A Chesterfield man has been jailed after attempting to rob a pensioner at a cash point. More...

LICENSE SUSPENSION FOR CHESTERFIELD PUB -
A Chesterfield pub has had it's license suspended for 28 days after being repeatedly found to be selling alcohol to underage drinkers. More...

3 'DISTRACTION' BURGLARIES TAKE PLACE IN CHESTERFIELD -
Police are investigating after three distraction burglaries in Chesterfield took place on Tuesday 23rd in Hasland. More...

JOINING FORCES TO TACKLE THEFT AND CAR CRIME -
As part of an operation to tackle car, scrap metal and diesel thefts, Officers from Derbys and Notts stopped and checked dozens of vehicles travelling along the border More...

THEFTS FROM WAR MEMORIAL STUNS COMMUNITY -
A War Memorial Plaque was stolen from the gates of a Church, just days after Remembrance Sunday. More...

POLICE APPEAL AFTER CAR DAMAGE -
Police are appealing for information after a number of cars were vandalised in two separate incidents in Chesterfield. More...

WARNINGS ABOUT 'LEGAL HIGHS' IN CHESTERFIELD -
Police in Chesterfield are warning people of the dangers of so-called 'legal highs' after officers executed a drugs warrant at a business in Chesterfield More...

APPEAL FOR HELP ON BURGLARIES -
Officers investigating a series of burglaries targeting elderly residents in Chesterfield are appealing for information about the break-ins. More...

LAST ORDERS FOR UNDERAGE DRINKING -
The North East Derbyshire's Safe Secure and Responsible campaign is helping to raise awareness of responsible drinking, safe sex and anti-social behaviour amongst teenagers. More...

TEEN VANDALS FINED AND MADE TO APOLOGISE -
Nine teenagers who smashed a woman's front window using potatoes and bars of soap have been made to pay £1,000 and write letters of apology to the victim. More...

APPEAL AFTER CARS DAMAGED ON CHESTERFIELD STREET -
Derbyshire Police have issued an appeal for information after ten cars were badly scratched along Rothervale Road in Chesterfield More...

CRACK DOWN ON NUISANCE BEHAVIOUR IN CHESTERFIELD -
As part of patrols carried out over the last two weeks aimed at tackling anti social behaviour and underage drinking, More...

KEEP SAFE WHILST YOU SHOP -
After several purse thefts in the Market Place, more than 100 purse chains were handed out earlier this week as part of an awareness day to crack down on pickpockets. More...

CHESTERFIELD POLICE HUNT FOR RACIST VANDALS -
Police are appealing for information after vandals sprayed racist graffiti outside Hasland Medical Centre. More...

JOINING FORCES TO TACKLE TRUANCY -
This week saw a Chesterfield school and local police Officers teaming up to tackle and highlight the problem of truancy and non-attendance. More...

SHOPKEEPERS CAUGHT OUT IN UNDER-AGE SALES TEST -
Over half the pubs and clubs tested in an undercover operation in Staveley and Chesterfield were found to be selling alcohol to under 18's. More...

9th ANNUAL 'MAPPA' REPORT PUBLISHED -
The report highlights the work undertaken via Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) to protect individuals and communities from risks posed by dangerous offenders. More...

LIGHT UP AND KEEP YOUR HOME SAFE -
"Your house was left in darkness - if we noticed, a burglar would!" That's the message on cards being left by officials from NE Derbyshire CounciL More...

MISSING PERSON APPEAL -
Police are appealing for help to try to trace Calow man Jason Walters, 38, missing since Wednesday October 20th. More...

DRIVERS BREATHALYSED TO HIGHLIGHT DRINK-DRIVE DANGERS -
Drink-driving is a serious offence and drivers need to be aware of the very real consequences of their actions. More...

CRACKDOWN ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME IN
NE DERBYSHIRE -

In a new initiative, NE Derbyshre District Council and Derbyshire police have joined forces in order to tackle 'enviro-crimes'. More...

INFORMATION SOUGHT AFTER CENOTAPH THEFTS -
Derbyshire Police are appealing for information after four plaques were stolen from a war memorial in Ridgeway More...

 


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