Two jailed for Doncaster cannabis factory

Convicted - Darren Aspray.
Convicted - Darren Aspray.

Two men have been jailed for 15 months by Sheffield Crown Court for producing cannabis at house in Hyde Park, Doncaster.

Darren Aspray, aged 45, (pictured) and Aaron Curry, aged 29, of Childers Street, were convicted after 13 established plants and 36 small plants were seized by police at their house.

On May 31 last year police stopped Darren Aspray as part of a routine traffic check on York Road in Doncaster.

Officers could smell cannabis in the vehicle and found about £300 worth of the drug. When they searched his home the same day, on Childers Street they discovered the cannabis actory, with plants valued at about £17,000 and purpose bought equipment, including a tent and propagator was found.

Det Con Neil Beresford said: “This was quite a sophisticated cannabis cultivation with equipment and plants set up around the house. The results show that the production of cannabis can and does led to a prison sentence.

“In addition £1,400 in cash was recovered from the defendants during the investigation and seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act by the courts.”