Teenager denies involvement in huge cannabis farm found in Harrogate

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A teenager has denied being concerned in the production of a Class B drug after police discovered a cannabis farm in Harrogate.

Manh Nguyen, 18, of no fixed address, appeared at York Crown Court today (September 5) when his case was adjourned for a trial in January next year.

Mr Nguyen was arrested after police raided a property in West Lea Avenue, in the Harlow Hill area, in August.

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It’s understood that during a search of the property, they found about 500 cannabis plants and other items linked to drug production.

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Mr Nguyen was charged with being concerned in the production of a Class B drug but denied the allegation when he appeared in court via video link today, aided by a Vietnamese interpreter.

Judge Simon Hickey adjourned the case for a trial starting on January 25 next year.

A further case-management hearing will be heard on November 11 this year.

Mr Nguyen was remanded in custody until that date.