Ilkeston man is jailed over drugs

An ILKESTON man has been jailed for producing cannabis at his house – the second time he has been convicted of the offence in just over a year.

Officers were called to Ross Draper’s home on Canal Street, Ilkeston, on May 17, after reports of a disturbance.

When they went into the house they found cannabis plants growing inside.

Draper, 32, was arrested and charged with production of a class B drug.

He pleaded guilty to the offence at Derby Crown Court and was sentenced to a total of 18 months in prison at a hearing on August 17 2011.

A spokesman for Derbyshire police said: “Draper was handed a 10 month sentence for the cannabis production and previous suspended sentence orders for cannabis production, possession with intent to supply a class B drug and burglary were all activated, meaning the total sentence passed was 18 months.”