James Eames, 34, of Westhill Drive, Mansfield, was jailed at Nottingham Crown Court
A mini cannabis farm was found in a resident’s home when he made a “bizarre” call to police about an alleged assault.
James Eames, 34, of Westhill Drive, Mansfield, claimed there would be “blood and bodies” in the house where he lived on the ground floor.
But when detectives attended, Eames tried to keep them out of his home and said he would set his “fierce dog on them”.
Officers discovered the dog was actually friendly and the officers became more anxious to get inside the home on November 5 last year.
Nottingham Crown Court heard when they were allowed to venture inside, they found a sophisticated grow of 15 cannabis plants.
Noel Philo, prosecuting, said: “He said he was growing it for himself – but 15 plants is far more than is necessary for himself. An expert said he had grown a supply that would probably last a couple of years and cannabis wouldn’t last that long.
“There were bags of frozen cannabis in the freezer which were deteriorating.”
The potential value of the cannabis on the streets could have reached anything between over £4,000 or something in the region of £12,000.
Judge Timothy Spencer QC, who sentenced Eames, said the bizarre aspects to this is he “brought it on himself by calling police”.
Eames had thought he was in genuine danger regarding the actions of a neighbour, explained Emma Coverley, mitigating.
She said there were 15 plants in one room and it was “not particularly sophisticated”.
The judge noted there was clearly a relatively serious incident with a neighbour that led Eames to call police which “effectively led to your downfall”.
He said the interrogation of Eames’s phone showed he was dealing cannabis on a regular basis over a period of weeks, if not months.
Eames had been in trouble before for producing cannabis and was in breach of a suspended sentence for that offence.
The breach was marked with 14 months in prison. He received eight months concurrently on charges of production of cannabis and offering to supply cannabis which will run consecutively to the 14 months.