Eight months in jail for cannabis and weapons offences

By Adele Forrest | 09/11/2017

Eight months in jail for cannabis and weapons offences
Sheffield Crown Court

A MAN has been jailed for eight months after admitting two counts of cannabis production and possession of a disguised weapon.

Thomas Staniforth (29), of Fitzwilliam Avenue, Wath, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court last Friday (3) for sentencing after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to the offences which occurred on May 31 last year.

Judge Peter Kelson said one of the two Rotherham houses had been found to have a “professional drugs set-up” and, at one address, Staniforth had bypassed the electricity supply.

Judge Kelson added: “The presence of weapons in one of these premises including knuckle dusters, nunchucks and a disguised weapon, known as a stun gun or taser torch, that I am concerned with — they have an obvious relevance.”

The court heard Staniforth was of previous good character.

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