Chester man set up huge drugs farm in house

Published date: 19 March 2014 |
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A CHESTER man has pleaded guilty to setting up a sophisticated cannabis farm in
a four-bedroomed house.

Karl Orger, 31, of Church Road, Saughall, admitted at Liverpool Crown Court yesterday that he had created the cannabis farm inside the property in Skelmersdale, Lancashire.

Inside the premises which had been rented out by Orger, police found 129 cannabis plants which officers investigating the case believed could produce up to of 3.6 kilos worth “many thousands of pounds” on the street, said Peter Barr, prosecuting.

Orger, 31, claimed he had set it up under duress to pay off a cannabis debt but the court heard that the prosecution did not accept that and believe he was “a significant player if not the leading player,” added Mr Barr.

Orger pleaded guilty to producing cannabis between July 22 and December 8 last year.

The court heard he had previous convictions for drugs offences and has served a three-year prison sentence.

Judge Mark Brown further remanded him on bail before he is sentenced on May 2.

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