Bexhill woman told to pay back £45k made from growing cannabis

Woman told to pay back £45k made from growing cannabis

Woman told to pay back £45k made from growing cannabis

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A woman has been told to pay tens of thousands of pounds she made from growing cannabis.

Sally Peake, 50, from Bexhill, has been ordered to pay £45,000 after she grew the drug in her garage.

In November 2011 officers found she was growing 50 plants and found cannabis worth more than £5,000 that had been cut ready for sale. It was estimated the plants could produce £40,000 of the drug a year.

Police also found more than £7,000 in her home, cannabis seeds and a large quantity of cannabis in the freezer. She also had £55,000 in the bank.

She denied ever having sold it and insisted she grew it for her own use, smoking a joint a day. However the plants were producing more cannabis each month than Peake would use at that rate in a year.

Peake, of Selbourne Road, was found guilty of producing cannabis and abstracting electricity when she appeared in court, where she was given a 16-month suspended sentence.

She has now been told to pay the £45,000 she made from growing the plant within six months or face jail.

Detective Constable Carol Shoesmith, of Sussex Police, said: "Peake was producing cannabis on an industrial scale.

"The court has now ordered her to pay tens of thousands of pounds as part of her punishment or she could be jailed.

"The production and selling of illegal drugs causes problems both in the community and in society in general and we will always investigate any information we are given about it."

If you have information about drugs in your community call 101, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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2:30pm Mon 21 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

If she were lesbian, would The Argus not be allowing us to comment?
If she were lesbian, would The Argus not be allowing us to comment? stevo!!
  • Score: -35

2:54pm Mon 21 Jul 14

monkeymoo says...

stevo!! wrote:
If she were lesbian, would The Argus not be allowing us to comment?
Another stupid comment by (ex) Councillor Ben Duncan.....
Or should i say STEVO!!
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: If she were lesbian, would The Argus not be allowing us to comment?[/p][/quote]Another stupid comment by (ex) Councillor Ben Duncan..... Or should i say STEVO!! monkeymoo
  • Score: 38

2:56pm Mon 21 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

monkeymoo wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
If she were lesbian, would The Argus not be allowing us to comment?
Another stupid comment by (ex) Councillor Ben Duncan.....
Or should i say STEVO!!
My comment was a reference to the fact that comments on two stories with a 'gay' theme have been blocked this morning by The Argus.

How stupid do you feel?
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: If she were lesbian, would The Argus not be allowing us to comment?[/p][/quote]Another stupid comment by (ex) Councillor Ben Duncan..... Or should i say STEVO!![/p][/quote]My comment was a reference to the fact that comments on two stories with a 'gay' theme have been blocked this morning by The Argus. How stupid do you feel? stevo!!
  • Score: -38

3:26pm Mon 21 Jul 14

aintnobodygottimeforthat says...

Pay back who?? The government? If they aint making a cut then its illegal!

#aintnobodygottimefo
rthat
Pay back who?? The government? If they aint making a cut then its illegal! #aintnobodygottimefo rthat aintnobodygottimeforthat
  • Score: 6

3:38pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Dr known says...

I cry censorship! My post has been removed , aghh well just goes to show you can never have a opinion unless we all agree with THE MAN hehehehe
I cry censorship! My post has been removed , aghh well just goes to show you can never have a opinion unless we all agree with THE MAN hehehehe Dr known
  • Score: 0

3:49pm Mon 21 Jul 14

spurious warnings says...

monkeymoo wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
If she were lesbian, would The Argus not be allowing us to comment?
Another stupid comment by (ex) Councillor Ben Duncan.....
Or should i say STEVO!!
LOL! Brilliant!
You know, you're a bit hard on Stevo/Ben Duncan, he's quite well-balanced (he has chips on both shoulders)
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: If she were lesbian, would The Argus not be allowing us to comment?[/p][/quote]Another stupid comment by (ex) Councillor Ben Duncan..... Or should i say STEVO!![/p][/quote]LOL! Brilliant! You know, you're a bit hard on Stevo/Ben Duncan, he's quite well-balanced (he has chips on both shoulders) spurious warnings
  • Score: 20

4:24pm Mon 21 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

spurious warnings wrote:
monkeymoo wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
If she were lesbian, would The Argus not be allowing us to comment?
Another stupid comment by (ex) Councillor Ben Duncan.....
Or should i say STEVO!!
LOL! Brilliant!
You know, you're a bit hard on Stevo/Ben Duncan, he's quite well-balanced (he has chips on both shoulders)
If you believe that Ben Duncan would spend his time attacking his beloved Green Party, then you're more deranged than you've already proven.
[quote][p][bold]spurious warnings[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: If she were lesbian, would The Argus not be allowing us to comment?[/p][/quote]Another stupid comment by (ex) Councillor Ben Duncan..... Or should i say STEVO!![/p][/quote]LOL! Brilliant! You know, you're a bit hard on Stevo/Ben Duncan, he's quite well-balanced (he has chips on both shoulders)[/p][/quote]If you believe that Ben Duncan would spend his time attacking his beloved Green Party, then you're more deranged than you've already proven. stevo!!
  • Score: -30

10:53pm Mon 21 Jul 14

whatsisname says...

Christ, is this the Steveo homepage? Do us all a favour and shut it for once. I am so glad you don't work in my office. Yawn etc, go away please
Christ, is this the Steveo homepage? Do us all a favour and shut it for once. I am so glad you don't work in my office. Yawn etc, go away please whatsisname
  • Score: 41

11:08pm Mon 21 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

whatsisname wrote:
Christ, is this the Steveo homepage? Do us all a favour and shut it for once. I am so glad you don't work in my office. Yawn etc, go away please
Let's hope the trolls listen to whatisname.....quit turning every sodding thread into one about me, ffs.
[quote][p][bold]whatsisname[/bold] wrote: Christ, is this the Steveo homepage? Do us all a favour and shut it for once. I am so glad you don't work in my office. Yawn etc, go away please[/p][/quote]Let's hope the trolls listen to whatisname.....quit turning every sodding thread into one about me, ffs. stevo!!
  • Score: -40

11:44pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Ambo Guy says...

DO NOT FEED THE TROLL PEOPLE. He wants to shock and get reactions. Just ignore him and he'll soon get bored and move onto another website.
DO NOT FEED THE TROLL PEOPLE. He wants to shock and get reactions. Just ignore him and he'll soon get bored and move onto another website. Ambo Guy
  • Score: 63

11:55pm Mon 21 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

Ambo Guy wrote:
DO NOT FEED THE TROLL PEOPLE. He wants to shock and get reactions. Just ignore him and he'll soon get bored and move onto another website.
Is this how you ignore trolls?

You really don't get it, you sad little 'man'.
[quote][p][bold]Ambo Guy[/bold] wrote: DO NOT FEED THE TROLL PEOPLE. He wants to shock and get reactions. Just ignore him and he'll soon get bored and move onto another website.[/p][/quote]Is this how you ignore trolls? You really don't get it, you sad little 'man'. stevo!!
  • Score: -28

2:20am Tue 22 Jul 14

NickBrt says...

I love stevo and want to have his babies.
I love stevo and want to have his babies. NickBrt
  • Score: -1

10:40am Tue 22 Jul 14

TheJasperCo says...

NickBrt wrote:
I love stevo and want to have his babies.
Get in line, punk!
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: I love stevo and want to have his babies.[/p][/quote]Get in line, punk! TheJasperCo
  • Score: 1

2:47pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Man With No Name says...

Should stick to benefit fraud if you want to keep the money. P.s. all of this stevo bashing is getting really boring....
Should stick to benefit fraud if you want to keep the money. P.s. all of this stevo bashing is getting really boring.... Man With No Name
  • Score: -5

12:30pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Dr Martin says...

You don't have to read it and Stevo! enjoys the attention
You don't have to read it and Stevo! enjoys the attention Dr Martin
  • Score: 0

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