Irish man evicted tenants for cultivating cannabis and then created his own illegal grow

Growth op

A judge hearing the case of an Irish man who allegedly turfed some tenants for growing weed only to set up his own illicit grow-op has ordered a suspended sentence, reasoning the accused has learned his lesson. Judge Sean O Donnabhain made it clear that John Sheahan, 48, should not profit from the illegal venture, ordering him to pay the €5,000 ($7,500) in profit he made on his first crop, according to The Irish Times . The ordered amount of compensation has since been submitted and will be donated to an addiction-counselling centre. Pleading guilty to possessing cannabis for sale or supply and to cultivating weed without a licence at his home in County Cork, Judge O Donnabhain sentenced the accused to two years, but the sentence was suspended in its entirety. Customs seizes drugs worth $190,000 in two days at two Irish mail centres Man driving tractor arrested after cannabis and cocaine was found in his system Police seize illegal weed during Dublin bust estimated to be worth $338,800 “He may have learned his lesson,” Judge O Donnabhain said of Sheahan, The Irish Times reports. The sentencing follows an incident in the fall of 2019 in which Sheahan learned about a cannabis grow-op on his property, prompting him to evict the tenants. The whole matter could have ended there, but, apparently, Sheahan thought it would be a good idea simply to take over the operation himself. Irish police discovered what they described as a sophisticated grow — complete with lights and a watering system — inside a shipping container out back of Sheahan’s house. Inside were 23 mature cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €18,400 ($27,600), as well as 253 grams of weed worth an estimated €5,066 ($7,599). Sheahan immediately fessed up to the police, telling officers…

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