Cannabis '˜factory' in one-bedroom flat

A man has been evicted from his council home and handed a suspended jail term, after he ran a cannabis '˜factory' from a one-bedroom flat.

Monday, 18th January 2016, 8:00 am

Daniel Stuart, of Waterside, Kings Langley, was arrested in July for possession with intent to supply cannabis and production of cannabis.

He was using the one-
bedroom flat to grow ten 
cannabis plants which 
involved high-powered 
lighting, excessive wiring and flammable materials, which combined to create a significant fire hazard and put his neighbours at severe risk.

Stuart also had a further 550 grams of cannabis at the property.

Following his conviction in September 2015, when he received a sixteen-week 
prison sentence suspended for 12 months for these offences, Herts Police informed Dacorum Borough Council of the conviction.

The council’s anti-social behaviour team then applied for a bailiff’s warrant of eviction, and a court granted Dacorum Borough Council outright possession of the property. Stuart was evicted last week.

Councillor Neil Harden, portfolio holder for residents and corporate services at Dacorum Borough Council, said: “We hope this sends a clear message out to the community that we will take action against anyone found to be committing crimes in council properties.”

If you know someone has committed an offence while living in a council property on report them on 01442 228000.