Scunthorpe men sentenced after 'cannabis factories' found in Crosby properties
A DRUGS raid carried out on two Scunthorpe properties led to the sentencing of men who admitted growing cannabis for their own use.
Slawomir Przednowek, 24, of Digby Street, Scunthorpe, and Pawel Trika, 41, of Buckingham Street, Scunthorpe, appeared before North Lincolnshire Magistrates' Court.
With the assistance of a Polish interpreter, Przednowek admitted producing 15 cannabis plants.
Trika admitted producing 17 semi-mature cannabis plants.
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The court heard that a raid was carried out at their properties on August 6.
Prosecutor Debbie Gibson said a cannabis factory was found in the roof loft of both defendants. New equipment was found in the loft of Przednowek's home including plastic and foil, thermal lamps, thermometers and fans.
Dried cannabis leaves were also found on Trika, she said.
Both defendants admitted to growing the cannabis for personal use.
Ian Haywood, defending, said the crime fell in the lesser penalty category.
Przednowek, who works at The Sauce Company in Scunthorpe, was sentenced to a 12-month community order, 80 hours of unpaid work and must pay £85 costs.
Trika, who is currently unemployed, was given the same sentence.