This one is all over the UK press in the last 24 hours.
London’s Evening Standard reports
A dealer whose kitchen drugs factory churned out £4million of cannabis-laced boiled sweets has been jailed for nine years.
Ryan Dobson’s Space Monkey chews could have caused “significant harm” to any child who ate them because they look identical to popular treats, police said.
Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command raided the home of Dobson, 54, in Dunmow, Essex in November 2019.
A large amount of cannabis, high-strength skunk and a sophisticated drugs production operation was discovered in the kitchen and garage, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard on Thursday.
Twelve cube-sized rubber sweet moulds, some covered in cannabis oil, enabled Dobson to rapidly produce 900 cannabis sweets at a time.
The court heard based on the weight and value of the cannabis sweets, together with more than 20,100 empty tins in 28 large boxes, the operation had a total street value of £3,729,600.
Dobson claimed he only sold cannabis to cancer sufferers. However, a judge rejected this and concluded that he played a “leading role” in the commercial supply of cannabis in various forms.