Man who helped run cannabis factory ordered to pay £7000
- Credit: Eastern Daily Press
A man who became involved in setting up a cannabis factory has been ordered to pay £7,000 at a hearing to claw back cash made from the operation.
David Chadwick-Shaw, 31, was arrested after his fingerprints were found at the scene of a cannabis factory in Norwich Road, Watton.
The discovery was made on October 17, 2019 when a police raid found 161 cannabis plants growing in a commercial building after officers smelt cannabis coming from the premises. The factory was fitted out with sophisticated equipment, including lighting and air filters.
Chadwick-Shaw of Briar Road, Harleston, was given a two-year jail sentence suspended for two years and ordered to do 200 hours unpaid work in October, last year, and was back at Norwich Crown Court on Friday for a confiscation hearing.
David Wilson, prosecuting, said the benefit figure for the cannabis factory was put at £7,000 and said that Chadwick-Shaw had assets to cover this amount.
Recorder John Brooke-Smith ordered that Chadwick-Shaw repay the cash in three months or serve five months in jail in default.
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