Cannabis found behind fake wall in Lupset games room

Leslie Powers
Leslie Powers

Police found more than 50 cannabis plants hidden behind a false wall in a games room, a court heard.

Officers discovered the “significantly adapted” production facility in an outhouse on Roundwood Rise, Lupset, after the false wall was unscrewed on February 10.

Prosecutor Richard Ogden said: “The police use the term, ‘masquerading as a games room’ with a pool table, DJ equipment, fridges full of alcohol and photos of past revelry on the walls.

“It seems the building was divided by a false wall.”

The court heard how behind the false wall in the L-shaped building were six further rooms. In three of them were 52 plants.

In court was Leslie Powers, 62, of Roundwood Rise, Lupset, who is charged with permitting premises to be used for growing cannabis.

He gave no indication of plea when he appeared at Wakefield Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

City magistrates decided the case should eventually be heard at Leeds Crown Court.

They adjourned the case for eight weeks for committal proceedings to take place.

Powers was granted unconditional bail to appear back at Wakefield Magistrates’ Court on July 15.