Man jailed for two-and-half-years after he was involved in creating £200,000 cannabis farm in Northamptonshire

Northampton Crown Court NNL-140423-093950001
Northampton Crown Court NNL-140423-093950001

A 23-year-old man who rented a flat in a Northamptonshire town in which £200,000 worth of cannabis was produced has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Jack Hockings was jailed after he admitted being concerned with the production of cannabis between November 2012 and January 2013 in a flat in Kiln Way, Wellingborough.

Northampton Crown Court heard the flat was raided by police on January 21, 2013, and officers found 98 cannabis plants as well as hydroponic lights and associated electricity supply.

The estimated street value of the cannabis farm, which would have had four crops a year, was between £156,000 and £224,000.

Hockings, of Oakleigh Court, Barnet, was arrested after paperwork showed he was paying the rent for the flat.

He is likely to serve half his prison sentence in jail and the rest on licence.