A BARNSLEY man has been sentenced for his part in a £550,000 cannabis production plant.

On July 7, officers from Bradford Precision Team, the Regional Organised Crime Unit and the Home Office’s Criminal and Financial investigations team carried out six warrants at addresses in Barnsley, Leeds, Bradford and Keighley.

Five of the addresses were found to have cannabis growing in them, whilst the other had the remains of an old grow - thousands of pounds worth of cash was also seized.

Andrit Toci, 33, of Wayland Avenue in Worsbrough, pleaded guilty to the production of cannabis.

He was sentenced to 12 months in prison at Bradford Crown Court on Friday.

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Detective Sergeant Karen Milner, of the Bradford Precision Team, said: “I welcome the sentences handed down today, this was a sophisticated operation with a substantial amount of drugs seized.

“Drugs have no place in our communities and we will work with our partner agencies to take illegal drugs off our streets.

“I would like to thank our colleagues at the Home Office’s Criminal and Financial investigations team for gathering intelligence which led us to this successful conviction.

“I hope this sentence serves as a warning to anyone involved in the supply and production of drugs that you will get caught and there are hefty consequences.”