‘Ashamed’ OAP grew cannabis

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An ashamed Kirk Hallam pensioner has ended up in court for growing cannabis – after helping troubled teenagers find work.

Antonio Dimopolas’s voluntary efforts were outlined to Derby Crown Court as he admitted producing the drug with intent to supply.

Christopher Gabbitas, mitigating, said: “For three years, he has been in a taskforce where he has helped young adult males to train to find employment.


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