Birmingham news Man rumbled after house fire reveals £30k cannabis farm PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Mark Baglin was sentenced to four years and six months behind bars after bypassing electricity and installing dangerous wiring for the cannabis farm
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A man has been locked up after a £30,000 cannabis farm was discovered at the scene of a house fire in Stafford. Mark Baglin, 47, of Taplin Close, Stafford, was sentenced to four years and six months behind bars on Thursday, July 28, at Stafford Crown Court after admitting being concerned in the supply of cannabis, production of cannabis and abstracting electricity. The court heard how officers attended a house fire on Taplin Close on April 29, 2020. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service notified police of a possible cannabis grow inside, after spotting dangerous electrical wiring running from fuse boards along the stairs. After firefighters had extinguished the blaze, officers searched the property and uncovered 60 cannabis plants and an electricity bypass at the property. Baglin was arrested and a subsequent search of a different address revealed a bin bag of cannabis which was hidden in the loft.
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.18 kilograms of cannabis – valued between £12,300 and £31,900. A gas company also estimate that 14,818kWh of electricity had been bypassed in-order to cultivate the grow, with an estimated cost of £2,731. Sergeant Thomas Fotherby, the officer in the case, said: “This is an example of how dangerous and damaging drug cultivation can be. Baglin had bypassed electricity and installed dangerous wiring around the property which posed significant fire safety risks. “I would like to thank our colleagues at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service for their quick response to this fire which ultimately led officers to a substantial drug find and another criminal behind bars.” READ NEXT: Read the latest from the Black Country here Seven men locked up for 51 years combined after sexually exploiting three vulnerable schoolgirls First photo of driver who did U-turn with victim on bonnet before crushing him against van outside Tesco Extra Struggling foot fetish porn star from Wolverhampton jailed after being bullied into selling cocaine Cops identify suspect in Walsall garden attack and appeal for victim to come forward
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