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Downham Market men admit growing dozens of cannabis plants in village

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Two men from Downham are likely to be facing prison sentences after admitting to growing a large amount of cannabis plants.

Police found 34 plants, which were around five feet tall, and a further 74 two-inch seedlings at a property in Three Holes, West Norfolk, on July 13.

On Thursday, 37-year-old Dominic Brown and 35-year-old Daley Loasby pleaded guilty to producing the class B drug.

King's Lynn Magistrates' Court (51810735)
King's Lynn Magistrates' Court (51810735)

Lynn Magistrates’ Court was told the men had set up the grows in a loft and outbuilding, with the necessary lighting and ventilation equipment.

Prosecutor Katharine Kibrya-Dean said the discovery involved “significant quantities” and said the starting point on the sentencing guidelines was four years’ custody.

Brown, of Cinnamon Road, and Loasby, of Maple Road, were committed to Norwich Crown Court for sentencing on a date to be fixed.

Both men were granted unconditional bail to the next hearing.

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