Two year sentence for Sheffield man found guilty of cannabis production

Date published: 03 December 2021 11:54
Dated: 03 December 2021 11:45:23

A Sheffield man found guilty of the production of cannabis has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Georgios Gkorari, aged 22, of no fixed abode, was found guilty of production of a Class B drug at Sheffield Crown Court on 1 November. He was sentenced on Tuesday (30 November) at Sheffield Crown Court.

The court heard how officers attended an address on Barber Road, Crookes, on Thursday 16 September following reports of a strong smell of the drug.

Officers arrested Gkorari and managed to gain entry to the property - a disused commercial outlet.

Once inside they found around 74 cannabis plants and five large bags of the drug, each weighing approximately three kilogrammes, as well as 23 lamps, 21 transformers, 18 electrical plug sockets and five fans.

The street value of the drugs found was approximately £100,000.

PC Max Jackson of the Sheffield North West Neighbourhood Policing Team (Walkley and Hillsborough), said: "This was a team effort in bringing Gkorari to justice and recovering a substantial cannabis growing set up. This was one of the toughest locations to breach and gain entry but we managed to get into the property.

"Members of the community have told of us of their concerns and passed on information allowing us to take action. I would particularly like to praise PCSO Jeanette Sparkes and PCSO Clare Stafford for their determined work in helping to bring this case to court and securing an important conviction.

"This is a fantastic result for the local community and Gkorari now has time inside to consider the consequences of his actions. This is the latest of several convictions the team has been involved in and more than £5 million worth of cannabis has been seized in just 18 months.”

If you suspect cannabis is being grown and or supplied in your area call police on 101 or report it online using the online portal on our website.

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