Woman’s 11-year jail sentence over drug farm

Trang Pham

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A woman who cultivated a cannabis farm in Tring has been handed an 11-year jail term.

Trang Pham, 39, of Creighton Road in London N17, was sentenced on Wednesday after being found guilty in October of conspiracy to produce cannabis, conspiracy to commit GBH with intent, and possession of criminal property.

The count of conspiracy to commit GBH with intent refered to an incident in Tottenham, north London.

The sentences for all three offences are to be served concurrently.

The cannabis factory was discovered at a property in Aylesbury Road, Tring, on March 11, 2014, by officers from Herts Police.

There they found approximately 400 cannabis plants, with estimated yields of between £33,000 and £132,000.

She was convicted of producing the drugs both there and at a site in Chesham.

Detective Constable Adam Bridges welcomed the sentence and stressed the role that cannabis production can play in other forms of crime.

He said: “Pham claimed to have no knowledge of the cannabis factories however the jury unanimously found her guilty.

“The number of plants found in Tring was significant and I am pleased the court recognised the seriousness of the offending and this woman will be serving a number of years in prison,

“Cannabis is not an ‘innocent’ drug – it can destroy lives.

“It also plays a major role in serious and organised crime resulting in unnecessary suffering for innocent people.”