Two men found guilty over Bradenham cannabis farm
- Credit: IAN BURT
Two men have been found guilty of conspiring to produce cannabis at a drugs factory on a Norfolk farm.
A jury yesterday found Paul May, 38, of Hall Street, Long Melford, Sudbury, and Andrew Deakin, 53, of Clacton, Essex, guilty of three drug- related charges at Norwich Crown Court.
Police found more than 900
cannabis plants when officers raided Gibbett Site Pig Farm, at Bradenham, near Dereham, in November 2013.
The court previously heard the plants were found after an anonymous 999 call claimed someone had been shot on the farm.
You may also want to watch:
The caller did not want to give details and terminated the call, prompting a firearms unit to be dispatched to the farm where no-one had been hurt but a 'sophisticated' cannabis production factory was found.
The jury spent most of the morning deliberating, before returning a verdict at around 2pm.
- 1 Londoners fined for travelling to stay at second home in Norfolk
- 2 Met Office warns of snow at weekend
- 3 Norfolk wakes up to snow with more expected to fall
- 4 Are you in our Norfolk school photos from the 1970s?
- 5 Drivers face non-essential travel fines after spate of snow crashes
- 6 Mum starts new year with 2,021-squat charity challenge
- 7 Dereham, Blofield and Belton are the latest coronavirus infection hotspots
- 8 Council says it's in public interest to keep golf resort details secret
- 9 'I will not resign,' says councillor who broke Covid isolation
- 10 Analysis: Is lockdown finally working in Norfolk?
May and Deakin were found guilty of conspiracy to produce a controlled Class B drug between January 1, 2012 and November 4, 2013 and conspiracy to supply a Class B drug.
May was also found guilty of possession, with intent to supply, while Deakin was found guilty of concealing criminal property.
A third defendant, Mark Jude, 48, of Shackles Farm, West Carr Road, Attleborough, was found not guilty to all three charges against him.
May and Deakin are due to be sentenced on October 30.