Pensioner, 74, grew cannabis worth £12,000 to pay for his son's drug rehabilitation course
A pensioner grew cannabis with a street value of £12,000 to pay for a drugs rehabilitation course for his son, a court heard.
Frank Jones, 74, a former oil rig worker, admitted producing nearly 400 grams of cannabis.
He told Barnsley Magistrates Court he believed the plants were worth only £2,000-£3,000 and he got the idea to grow them from a fellow gardener.
Mr Jones admitted he knew selling the plants he grew at his home in Worsbrough Common, Barnsley would be illegal.
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