Man, Paul Lampey, jailed for growing cannabis in Kings Langley house

Watford Observer: Paul Lampey Paul Lampey

A man has been jailed for four years for growing cannabis in a house in Kings Langley.

Paul Lampey, of Ludford Street, in Crewe, appeared at St Albans Court on Thursday, December 19.

The Abbots Langley Safer Neighbourhood Team discovered that there were around 200 cannabis plants being grown inside a property that Lampey was renting in Hunton Bridge Hill on November 1, 2012.

The 34-year-old was suspected of the crime and was later arrested by Thames Valley Police on January 28, 2013 after his details were circulated to other forces.

He was then connected to a supply of cannabis after his fingerprints were matched to those found on a box containing 7.2 kilograms of street-ready cannabis.

The drugs were found inside a van which was stopped by police on the M25 on August 17, 2012, and the cannabis had an estimated street value of tens of thousands of pounds.

Lampey pleaded guilty to the offences and was sentenced to seven years imprisonment. Three years for the cultivation of cannabis and four years for the supply of cannabis, to run concurrently.

Detective constable Paul Rowley, of the Rickmansworth Local Crime Group, led the investigation in relation to the Cultivation of Cannabis, and detective constable Caroline Bright, of Rickmansworth Local Crime Group, led the investigation in relation to the Supply of Cannabis.

DC Rowley said: "This is a great result. The Abbots Langley Safer Neighbourhood Team discovered the cannabis factory whilst on patrol and were then able to identify Lampey as living at the property.

"Through help from colleagues at Thames Valley Police we were able to arrest Lampey for that crime and later identify him for being associated to the dealing of cannabis.

"As a result, a large amount of cannabis has been removed from circulation and a dealer has been put in prison."

Anyone with information about suspicious behaviour or suspected drug dealing can call police on 101 or they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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6:11pm Mon 23 Dec 13

rwmjones says...

All those cannabis smokers will be able to drink themselves to death instead. Great result!
All those cannabis smokers will be able to drink themselves to death instead. Great result! rwmjones

8:39pm Mon 23 Dec 13

LSC says...

rwmjones wrote:
All those cannabis smokers will be able to drink themselves to death instead. Great result!
Yes, they might. Legally.
But at least with the breweries there is no slave trade, prostitution, people trafficking, extortion, murder, gangs, theft, smuggling, guns, knives, selling to children and so forth.

You don't get all that with Carling Black Label.
You do with cannabis.
[quote][p][bold]rwmjones[/bold] wrote: All those cannabis smokers will be able to drink themselves to death instead. Great result![/p][/quote]Yes, they might. Legally. But at least with the breweries there is no slave trade, prostitution, people trafficking, extortion, murder, gangs, theft, smuggling, guns, knives, selling to children and so forth. You don't get all that with Carling Black Label. You do with cannabis. LSC

8:57pm Mon 23 Dec 13

LSC says...

I will also add: It is often said cannabis is just a way to relax, a past-time to chill. No big deal, harmless. Leave us alone and go after real criminals.
Well this guy just got 4 years, and he didn't take that risk as Florence Nightingale, Gandhi or Nelson Mandela.
He is a crook. And he did it to get easy money. Anyone who buys cannabis from a dealer is part of that trade and has my contempt.
I will also add: It is often said cannabis is just a way to relax, a past-time to chill. No big deal, harmless. Leave us alone and go after real criminals. Well this guy just got 4 years, and he didn't take that risk as Florence Nightingale, Gandhi or Nelson Mandela. He is a crook. And he did it to get easy money. Anyone who buys cannabis from a dealer is part of that trade and has my contempt. LSC

9:25pm Mon 23 Dec 13

CVF420 says...

It is a disgrace that people in the year 2013 are still being sent to prison for growing and possessing a substance safer than alcohol, and far safer than tobacco. The sooner a policy of legal regulation is implemented in regards to cannabis the better. Under a legalised scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, resulting in a huge boost for our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault.

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CVF Media Team
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It is a disgrace that people in the year 2013 are still being sent to prison for growing and possessing a substance safer than alcohol, and far safer than tobacco. The sooner a policy of legal regulation is implemented in regards to cannabis the better. Under a legalised scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, resulting in a huge boost for our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team facebook.com/cvf420 CVF420

12:58am Tue 24 Dec 13

Dr Martin says...

you can see the stoners lining up to pay tax on their weed
you can see the stoners lining up to pay tax on their weed Dr Martin

2:59pm Tue 24 Dec 13

balanceandcommonsense says...

This man knew the risks, and was obviously in it for the money. However, I do think that the reality of the situation is that every problem listed by LSC in the comment above is a direct result of the prohibition of cannabis, and not directly of cannabis use itself. In fact I would go so far as to say that it is a deplorable divorce of responsibility that our present authorities allow the types of terrible crimes mentioned to thrive in a gang-driven illegal market, rather than accepting, despite the "War On Drugs," that drug use is at an all time high. Clearly a legal regulated market is an infinitely more responsible system than allowing criminals to prosper (there is conclusive evidence that this, or at least a system of decriminalisation a la Portugal and Holland, works in Colorado, Washington State, California and others note that the main perpetrators of the war on drugs are beginning to fully legalise) while threatening otherwise law-abiding members of society with the ruination of prison and a criminal record. It is despicable, and for all those who ignore this fundamental truth, and to quote LSC above, you have my contempt.
This man knew the risks, and was obviously in it for the money. However, I do think that the reality of the situation is that every problem listed by LSC in the comment above is a direct result of the prohibition of cannabis, and not directly of cannabis use itself. In fact I would go so far as to say that it is a deplorable divorce of responsibility that our present authorities allow the types of terrible crimes mentioned to thrive in a gang-driven illegal market, rather than accepting, despite the "War On Drugs," that drug use is at an all time high. Clearly a legal regulated market is an infinitely more responsible system than allowing criminals to prosper (there is conclusive evidence that this, or at least a system of decriminalisation a la Portugal and Holland, works in Colorado, Washington State, California and others note that the main perpetrators of the war on drugs are beginning to fully legalise) while threatening otherwise law-abiding members of society with the ruination of prison and a criminal record. It is despicable, and for all those who ignore this fundamental truth, and to quote LSC above, you have my contempt. balanceandcommonsense

4:13pm Tue 24 Dec 13

LSC says...

balanceandcommonsens
e, you might be right. But you paint with a very broad brush. Cannabis might well be legal in Colorado, but so is carrying a loaded AK47 assault rifle on the street. You cannot have beer in the passenger compartment of your car though, even if it is unopened. It must stay in the 'trunk', locked. But you can have a .357 Magnum on the passenger seat ready for use, should you so wish.

And these are the lawmakers you are claiming to be enlightened?
Let's see, Washington State and California. Two of the highest crime ridden States in the USA. Portugal; broke and massive unemployment. Holland, the home of **** and prostitution.

These are the examples that you think help your cause? I'd be embarrassed by them and keep them quiet myself if I was arguing your case.

And I state again. At the present time, with the current laws, anyone who buys Cannabis is knowingly condemning people to death, slavery and misery. But you'll still buy it, won't you? You need your fix.
balanceandcommonsens e, you might be right. But you paint with a very broad brush. Cannabis might well be legal in Colorado, but so is carrying a loaded AK47 assault rifle on the street. You cannot have beer in the passenger compartment of your car though, even if it is unopened. It must stay in the 'trunk', locked. But you can have a .357 Magnum on the passenger seat ready for use, should you so wish. And these are the lawmakers you are claiming to be enlightened? Let's see, Washington State and California. Two of the highest crime ridden States in the USA. Portugal; broke and massive unemployment. Holland, the home of **** and prostitution. These are the examples that you think help your cause? I'd be embarrassed by them and keep them quiet myself if I was arguing your case. And I state again. At the present time, with the current laws, anyone who buys Cannabis is knowingly condemning people to death, slavery and misery. But you'll still buy it, won't you? You need your fix. LSC

4:21pm Tue 24 Dec 13

E.Coli says...

CVF420 wrote:
It is a disgrace that people in the year 2013 are still being sent to prison for growing and possessing a substance safer than alcohol, and far safer than tobacco. The sooner a policy of legal regulation is implemented in regards to cannabis the better. Under a legalised scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, resulting in a huge boost for our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault.

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If you so concerned about villains growing drugs why are you not paying to have them represented by a your solicitors in court so they can be let off to carry on supplying drugs ?
[quote][p][bold]CVF420[/bold] wrote: It is a disgrace that people in the year 2013 are still being sent to prison for growing and possessing a substance safer than alcohol, and far safer than tobacco. The sooner a policy of legal regulation is implemented in regards to cannabis the better. Under a legalised scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, resulting in a huge boost for our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team facebook.com/cvf420[/p][/quote]If you so concerned about villains growing drugs why are you not paying to have them represented by a your solicitors in court so they can be let off to carry on supplying drugs ? E.Coli

7:52pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Dr Martin says...

balanceandcommonsens
e
wrote:
This man knew the risks, and was obviously in it for the money. However, I do think that the reality of the situation is that every problem listed by LSC in the comment above is a direct result of the prohibition of cannabis, and not directly of cannabis use itself. In fact I would go so far as to say that it is a deplorable divorce of responsibility that our present authorities allow the types of terrible crimes mentioned to thrive in a gang-driven illegal market, rather than accepting, despite the "War On Drugs," that drug use is at an all time high. Clearly a legal regulated market is an infinitely more responsible system than allowing criminals to prosper (there is conclusive evidence that this, or at least a system of decriminalisation a la Portugal and Holland, works in Colorado, Washington State, California and others note that the main perpetrators of the war on drugs are beginning to fully legalise) while threatening otherwise law-abiding members of society with the ruination of prison and a criminal record. It is despicable, and for all those who ignore this fundamental truth, and to quote LSC above, you have my contempt.
drug use is falling or stabilised only cocaine is rising
[quote][p][bold]balanceandcommonsens e[/bold] wrote: This man knew the risks, and was obviously in it for the money. However, I do think that the reality of the situation is that every problem listed by LSC in the comment above is a direct result of the prohibition of cannabis, and not directly of cannabis use itself. In fact I would go so far as to say that it is a deplorable divorce of responsibility that our present authorities allow the types of terrible crimes mentioned to thrive in a gang-driven illegal market, rather than accepting, despite the "War On Drugs," that drug use is at an all time high. Clearly a legal regulated market is an infinitely more responsible system than allowing criminals to prosper (there is conclusive evidence that this, or at least a system of decriminalisation a la Portugal and Holland, works in Colorado, Washington State, California and others note that the main perpetrators of the war on drugs are beginning to fully legalise) while threatening otherwise law-abiding members of society with the ruination of prison and a criminal record. It is despicable, and for all those who ignore this fundamental truth, and to quote LSC above, you have my contempt.[/p][/quote]drug use is falling or stabilised only cocaine is rising Dr Martin

2:14pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Dr Martin says...

Stoners will say anything to justify their filthy habit
Stoners will say anything to justify their filthy habit Dr Martin

5:04pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Dr Martin says...

CVF420 wrote:
It is a disgrace that people in the year 2013 are still being sent to prison for growing and possessing a substance safer than alcohol, and far safer than tobacco. The sooner a policy of legal regulation is implemented in regards to cannabis the better. Under a legalised scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, resulting in a huge boost for our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault.

Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF)
CVF Media Team
facebook.com/cvf420
you can see the stoners lining up to pay tax on their weed
[quote][p][bold]CVF420[/bold] wrote: It is a disgrace that people in the year 2013 are still being sent to prison for growing and possessing a substance safer than alcohol, and far safer than tobacco. The sooner a policy of legal regulation is implemented in regards to cannabis the better. Under a legalised scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, resulting in a huge boost for our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team facebook.com/cvf420[/p][/quote]you can see the stoners lining up to pay tax on their weed Dr Martin

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