Cannabis accused remanded by court

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A man has made his first court appearance charged with cultivating a vast amount of the illegal drug cannabis.

Tuan Bui, 39, was remanded in custody by District Judge Jeff Brailsford sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Police went to a house on Cunliffe Road, Blackpool on Saturday following complaints from neighbours about a smell coming from the property.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said that officers discovered 110 cannabis plants being grown in four rooms.

The street value of cannabis cultivated from the plants would have been £36,000.

Sarah McIntyre, defending, asked for bail for Bui.

The judge heard that checks with the Border Agency revealed Bui had come into the UK illegally.

He refused Bui bail and the Vietnamese male who comes from Hanoi was remanded in custody until October 1 when he will appear before the higher court.

Bui is charged with cultivating the drug and is also charged with illegally using electricity at the Cunliffe Road address.