A SHEFFIELD pensioner who was jailed for being a “gardener” in a South Yorkshire cannabis cultivation conspiracy has had his prison term cut on appeal.
Irwin Jarman, aged 67, was jailed for four years at Sheffield Crown Court in August last year.
The court heard he had acted as the “caretaker and gardener” in the enterprise, run by 31-year-old Scott Brunt in and around Rotherham.
Jarman, of Hepworth Drive, Aston, was already on licence following a previous drugs conviction and was ordered to serve an extra 311 days.
Brunt, of Station Road, Rotherham, was jailed for seven years but had the term cut to five years on appeal.
The hearing sparked Jarman to appeal his sentence where his lawyer argued the difference in the two men’s sentences did not reflect their culpability in the plot. His sentence was cut to three years.
By Sarah Dunn