Wigan man guilty of running one cannabis farm - but cleared of growing another

A Wigan man accused of running two cannabis farms has been convicted on one count and cleared of the other.
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A Preston Crown Court jury decided that 33-year-old Benjamin O'Shaughnessy of Sandbrook Gardens in Orrell, was innocent of cultivating 128 plants of the class B drug at an address in Skelmersdale on May 11 last year and to possessing those drugs with intent to supply them.

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But he was found guilty of producing 60 cannabis plants at an address in Preston on December 18 2022.

He was given a nine-month custodial sentence but it was suspended for 12 months. He was also ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work.