Mariju-farmer - Devon farmer arrested after cannabis found

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(Last Updated On: May 19, 2014)

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When you think of farming, you probably think of animals or produce such as wheat and corn but one farm seems to have opted to grow something different… and illegal.

Police discovered 189 cannabis plants with a street value of £75,000 at a farm on Dartmoor, Devon.

Mr John Shears, along with 3 other men, a 25-year-old from Kingsteignton, a 49-year-old from Chagford and a 34-year-old from Cullompton were arrested on suspicion of production of Class B drugs.

Officers executed the Misuse of Drugs Act warrant early on May 7. All four men were questioned at Launceston police station before being released. They are due to answer to bail August 7

Dartmoor may seem like a good place to grow cannabis but the police are one step ahead and if caught, it can land you a lengthy prison sentence (Have a look at cps website to see just how long, it’s really not worth it. Farmers – Swede not weed)

On his biography in the National Park association website, it says
‘John began his career working horses for Dartington Woodland and then progressed to lorry driving.  He has farmed, run a cattle transport business and trained race horses.’
(Cannabis cultivation not mentioned)


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