A MAN was warned he faces jail after growing an estimated £20,000 worth of cannabis in his Moldgreen home.
Paul McDermott admitted producing the class B drug in his converted garage.
Kirklees magistrates told him that he could go to prison, despite his solicitor claiming that the plants’ potential street value had been hugely overvalued.
Ben Thomas, prosecuting, said that police attended at McDermott’s Bellcote Drive home on October 8.
They were greeted by the 33-year-old at just before 6pm and conducted a search of the premises.
Officers discovered eight cannabis plants in the garage, which had been converted into a music studio.
They found two further growing sections at the back of the garage.
These contained two large cannabis plants, five medium plants and hydroponics equipment.
Mr Thomas said that the 15 plants were examined by Det Sgt Damian Roebuck.
The detective, who heads a special Kirklees drugs team, gave his estimated valuation.