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Ex-Elvis singer jailed over North East and Cumbria cannabis farms

  • 19 December 2012
  • From the section England
Vincent Phung
Image caption Vincent Phung was sentanced to five years for his part in setting up the cannabis farm

A former Elvis impersonator has been jailed for five years for his part in setting up a cannabis farms.

Vincent Phung, 45, from Brandon Street, London, denied three charges of conspiracy to produce cannabis at Preston Crown Court.

The court heard Phung left remnants of a cannabis farm at a property at Tearnside Hall, in Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria.

Other charges related to premises in the North East between 2009 and 2011.

Judge Simon Newell told Phung that he had played a middle-ranking organisational role in the conspiracy, arranging the lease of premises, car insurance and the provision of cars.

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