A man who had been growing cannabis at Blaenau Ffestiniog has been given a chance.

A dealer's list suggested that cannabis with a value of £86,000 had been sold.

But it was stressed by the defence that figure could not be used to determine the defendant's involvement or the extent of the production.

Defendant Peter Grey was given a chance when he appeared at Mold Crown Court on Wednesday.

Grey, 43, of Wynne Avenue in Blaenau Ffestiniog, received a nine month prison sentence suspended for 12 months, after he admitted being concerned in the production of cannabis, by another, between February 2016 and February 2018 and possessing cash as criminal property.

He was placed on drugs rehabilitation with monthly court reviews and warned that if he breached the order then he would go to prison.

Judge Huw Rees said that the court was aware of his mental health issues but said that could not be helped by his daily cannabis use.

He had been involved in drugs, on and off, for many years, the judge said.

Judge Rees said that he hoped the defendant would regard the case as a watershed in his life.

His life had been spiralling out of control .

"I don't think you are a big name in the cannabis supply world," he said.

"But you are a significant producer of cannabis in Blaenau Ffestiniog and no doubt a supplier. This has to come to an end."

The judge said that he would be given a chance but if he did not respond then he would go to prison.

"It is as simple as that," he said.

"There are other things you can do in Blaenau Ffestiniog other than produce illegal drugs."

Prosecuting barrister Elen Owen said that a search warrant was executed following reports of suspicious activity and a strong smell of cannabis coming from the property.

Very little cannabis was found but £1,500 in cash was seized.

Of more signifance were a dealer's list hidden behind the boiler cover which he initially claimed related to x boxes.

It suggested that over a 12 month period different strains of cannabis were being sold at between £160 and £230 an ounce with a running total of £86,000.

Probation officer Tracey Flavell said that the defendant had been a cannabis user for some 20 years.

He used cannabis daily and it affected every aspect of his life and he was in debt.

The defendant now felt that things had to change and he would welcome rehabilitation.

Defending barrister Simon Killeen said that his client deserved credit for his guilty plea.

He said that the figure of £86,000 was not an indication of the scale of the production or the defendant's involvement.