Police who executed a warrant at Rhyl found eight cannabis plants growing in a garden shed.

They were growing under lights in Frederick Street and 17 bags of cannabis, effectively one ounce deals ready for sale, were also seized.

Father and son Graham Rowley, 60, and Kyle Rowley, 28, both admitted being involved in the production of cannabis.

The father also admitted possessing the class B drug with intent to sell to others.

Graham Rowley, who lived at the property in Frederick Street, received an eight month prison sentence suspended for 12 months.

He was ordered to carry out 120 hours unpaid work.

The son Kyle, of Maes Cwm in Rhyl, said to have watered and fed his father's plants on occasions, was placed on a six month community order with a one month curfew to remain indoors between 6-30 p.m. and 6 a.m..

Judge Niclas Parry, sitting at Mold Crown Court, told them: "It is sad to see a father and son in a crown court dock together.

"I have no doubt Graham Rowley that Kyle is here because of you."

The father had also admitted possessing the cannabis, valued at some £3,800, with intent to supply.

Judge Parry said that the father was playing a significant role while the son had a lesser role, helping his father.

Kyle Rowley had no previous convictions and his father had not been in trouble for some 20 years.

Prosecuting barrister Simon Mintz said that the father accepted responsibility for the crop, assisted by his son.

He told how they both invested between £100 and £150 in the growing equipment at a car boot sale in Prestatyn.

At that stage he had not intended to supply.

Kyle Rowley admitted helping his father by watering and feeding the plants.

He claimed it had been instigated by a third party.

Defending barristers Ryan Rothwell and Richard Edwards did not mitigate when the judge indicated the sentence that he had in mind.