Cannabis haul leads to fresh drugs rap

A second man is set to face a crown court judge over an alleged £30,000 cannabis farm in Wigan.

Monday, 17th July 2017, 12:24 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:36 am

Christopher Thompson, 41, was detained after the discovery of a suspected drugs-growing operation at a property in Swan Meadow Road on June 12.

Thompson, formerly of Wigan but now of no fixed address, has denied a charge of production of cannabis between June 2016 and January 2017.

Magistrates remanded Thompson in custody for a plea and trial preparation hearing at Bolton Crown Court on August 11.

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Connah Doran, 21, of Sandalwood Drive, Beech Hill, has previously appeared in court in association with the same allegations.

Magistrates were told Doran had appeared for a pre-trial hearing at Bolton already and the cases would now be linked.