Drugs pair win appeal

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TWO men - including one from near Retford - found with more than £20,000 of flowering cannabis have had their setences cut by a third.

Graham John King, 49, of Main Street, Haughton, and Christos Christopher Nicolas, 45, of Occupation Lane, Roydon, Essex, were both jailed for four years at Nottingham Crown Court last September.

They were convicted of conspiracy to supply cannabis.

But now, after hearing from the men’s lawyers, three senior judges sitting at the Court of Appeal have cut both their sentences to three years.

Police raided King’s house in Notts and found nothing, but discovered six kilos of flowering female cannabis plant - with a value of around £21,000 -in a van parked outside.