U.K. plumber converts attic into cannabis grow, gets pinched by police

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A U.K. plumber who converted his attic into a cannabis grow is now back on the “straight and narrow.” John Mills, 42, bypassed his electricity supply and built the “sophisticated” operation, complete with lighting and hydroponics systems, reports Leicester Mercury . His feats of construction weren’t perfect, though, with police noting that the ceiling was on the verge of collapse when they searched the address. How do you identify a cannabis grow-op in Scotland? Just look for water streaming into neighbouring flats How weed helps these guys be better dads Microdosing Mamas And Divorced Dads Emerging As Key Cannabis Consumers Police seized 25 plants from the attic, which Mills admitted to producing. Additionally, Mills told officers that he had outstanding drug debts and was growing cannabis to pay them off. Mills’ attorney told the court the man had worked to regain control of his life after being twice being convicted for drunk driving. The second charge resulted in Mills losing his licence, which affected his ability work as a self-employed plumber. The incident sent him on a spiral of drinking and cocaine use, leading to a separation from the mother of his child. “By the summer of last year, he was living in a grotty flat on his own trying to pay off a drug dealer’s debt by allowing a cannabis grow in his attic,” said attorney Gary Short. “In the 18 months since the offence, he’s managed to battle his demons with alcohol and cocaine,” Short added. The court also heard from references who spoke highly of Mills, noting that he had moved away from Leicestershire and found new work as a plumber. “You’ve now managed to turn things completely around,” said barrister Benet Brandreth ,QC. “I’m impressed you’ve sought and obtained work which will help to keep you…

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