Police discovered a cannabis farm worth more than £6,000 when they searched the home of a father and daughter, a court heard.
Officers made the discovery after they executed a search warrant at the home of Peter and Anita Timmins on Neville Place, Halton Moor, Leeds, on March 16 this year.
Leeds Crown Court heard they were both in the house at the time along with Anita’s boyfriend Jamie Turnbull.
Officers found 16 plants growing in an upstairs bedroom which was fitted with heating and growing equipment.
The court heard the plants were capable of producing around 720gms of the class B drug with a street value of £6,150.
Police also discovered 80 cuttings in trays in preparation to produce another cannabis crop.
The Timmins’ and Turnbull’s fingerprints were found on growing equipment and cans of plant food.
All three were arrested and admitted their involvement in the illegal enterprise. Peter, 52, accepted that he was in charge and initially claimed that the cannabis was being produced for him and his daughter to smoke.
He later admitted that some of the cannabis was being grown for commercial gain.
Anita, 21, and Turnbull, 22, admitted helping Peter to produce the crop. All three pleaded guilty to producing cannabis.
The court heard Peter was suffering from health problems. Ian Cook, for Turnbull, said his client suffered from agoraphobia and would be unsuitable for unpaid work.
Alisdair Campbell, for Anita, said she would welcome unpaid work as it would get her out of the house.
Peter, now of Neville Square, Halton Moor, was given a 12 month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and made the subject of a curfew, between 7pm and 7am, for three months.
Anita, now of Recreation Grove, Holbeck, was made the subject of a 12 month community order and told to do 100 hours unpaid work.
Turnbull, of Recreation Grove, Holbeck, was given a 12 month community order.
Judge James Spencer, QC, told Peter: “You stood to make a lot of money out of this enterprise. If you had made so much as a penny you would have gone straight to prison. Because you were the ringleader, I am going to treat you more seriously.”