Weed farm OAP dope

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

A HARD-UP pen­sioner turned to farm­ing WEED in a bid to save his fam­ily from be­ing sad­dled with his debt when he died.

Syd­ney Youngs, 74, was left des­per­ate and anx­ious that a £10,000 bank loan he had taken out while work­ing would bur­den his fam­ily.

So the char­ity shop vol­un­teer started grow­ing cannabis at his home in Bridling­ton, East Yorks.

After re­tir­ing at 60 he had spi­ralled into fur­ther debt and failed to pay off an ear­lier loan.

When a man told him about the money-mak­ing scheme, Youngs turned his home into a large scale farm which yielded £115,000 of the drug, when po­lice raided it on May 19.

At Hull Crown Court he was given a two-year jail sen­tence, sus­pended for two years.

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