A 46-YEAR-OLD man who was found with more than £72,000 of cannabis at his home has admitted mass producing the drug.
Francis Woodward, of North Tamerton, Holsworthy, appeared before North Devon Magistrates’ Court on Friday.
He pleaded guilty to the charge of producing cannabis between November 1 2012 and May 23 2013 but not guilty to possessing the cannabis with the intent to supply it.
Lynsey Baker, for the prosecution, said the police went to Woodward’s property, where he lives with his parents, and, having smelt cannabis, carried out a search.
Officers found 99 cannabis plants in outbuildings and a further 43 plants in a disused caravan.
The potential yield of the crop would have fetched £72,000 with extra dead seeds fetching up to £1,620.
Woodward confirmed to police it was his third crop meaning officers believed the street value of all three crops combined would have reached over £200,000.
The case was sent to Exeter Crown Court for sentencing of the first charge and for a hearing for the second on October 4.