Anthony Cooper was sentenced to Four years in jail with another two years in jail added for another case from Kingston Crown Court to run consecutively, total six years jail. The final defendant Rizzen got two years in jail.
This case stems from a Police raid at the Boyle/Hawkins farm in North Chailey East Sussex back in 2014 which yealded 1600 cannabis plants.
A proceeds of Crime Order will now go forward with view to recovering at least £1 million from Mr Boyle and Ms Hawkins, not least from the proceeds of the sale of the North Chailey farmhouse, which was put up for sale last year for £1.3 million, then reduced to £1.1 million, then reduced to below £1 million. Current status unknown.
Mr Boyle had the farmhouse built on land aquired back in 2005, see for sale details when priced £1.3 million:
See details when reduced to £1 million:
Art Hostage will produce a definative history of Terence Boyle and the Boyle Clan.
Billy's name lives on in street sign
For more than 50 years antique dealer Billy Boyle's market stall was a feature of Brighton's bustling street scene.
Now one of the city's streets has been named in tribute to the 86-year-old father of seven, who died of cancer last week.
His youngest son, Richard, 43, has just had two bungalows built on land behind his own home in Princes Terrace, Kemp Town and the road has been officially named Boyles Lane.
More than 100 people, including Billy's 28 grandchildren, filled St John the Baptist Church in Kemp Town for his funeral yesterday.
Before the service, family members were taken on a tour of Billy's haunts in a fleet of 12 hearses.
The tour included the spot in Upper Gardener Street where he set up his first stall and Palace Pier where he met future wife, Rebecca Mears.
His son, Terry, 57, said: "Dad was a wonderful man."
Billy, one of five children, left the notorious Gorbals estate in Glasgow aged 21 and headed south searching for work, ending up in Brighton.
He set up a market stall in Kemp Town and later became one of the town's original licensed street traders.
Boyles Lane will be lit by two of the street lamps salvaged from the site of his stall.
Billy and Rebecca married in 1941 while he was serving in the Royal Navy during the Second World War.
He reached the rank of leading gunner and once, when his ship was torpedoed, was one of only two survivors who spent three days in freezing water before being rescued.
On his return, the couple, who lived in Playden Close, had seven children. Billy died a week before their diamond wedding anniversary.
His eldest son, Billy, 59, continues the family business while Terry, 57, and Richard work in the property business.
Stephen Boyle, 47, runs Becky's Cafe.
His daughter Maureen, 56, runs a sandwich shop, Jeanette, 54, is a care worker and Theresa, 45, mans a fruit and veg stall on the outdoor market.
Richard said: "When we had the two bungalows built we were asked to come up with a name. We all agreed it should be named after him because we all loved him so much."
Mr Boyle's Elvis impersonator grandson Howard, 21, said: "He was a great character with a wonderful sense of humour."
His widow Rebecca said: "His family was his main reason for living. He cherished us all."
Three jailed over Chailey cannabis factory conspiracy
Cannabis factory in North Chailey
Three people have been jailed after the discovery of a cannabis factory worth more than £2 million in North Chailey.Between them, Terence Boyle, Suzanne Hawkins and Anthony Cooper are set to serve a total of 16 years in prison for their involvement in the drugs operation.
Three other people were also arrested at the time. Two of those arrested – an 19-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man – were later released without charge.
Jesse Boyle and his parents were charged in May 2015 with conspiracy to supply a controlled class B drug.
During the course of the investigation, officers discovered another man with links to the farm, Anthony Cooper. The 47-year-old was arrested in London and also charged in May 2015 with conspiracy to supply and money laundering.
All four stood trial at Lewes Crown Court on January 23 this year. Cooper pleaded guilty on the first day of the trial to the charge but the case continued for the other three.
Jesse Boyle was found not guilty after a three and a half week trial, however Terence Boyle and Suzanne Hawkins were both found guilty, say police.
Boyle, Hawkins and Cooper have all appeared again at Lewes Crown Court and have been sentenced. Boyle and Hawkins were each given four years. Cooper was given a total of six years – four for conspiracy and two for money laundering.
Investigating officer detective constable Jim Austin said it had “been a long and complex investigation”.
Three people sent to prison for North Chailey cannabis factory
Terence Boyle, Suzanne Hawkins and Anthony Cooper are set to serve 16 years in prison between them for their involvement in the cannabis factory raided by police in February 2014.
The factory was uncovered at the isolated farm in East Grinstead Road, North Chailey on February 26, 2014 where an outbuilding had been specially adapted to grow the plants. More than 1,700 cannabis plants, in various stages of growth and the court heard they could have been worth up to £2.136 million.
Retired Terence Boyle, 73 and his partner Suzanne Hawkins, 51 were arrested at the farm on the day. Three other people were arrested at the time and two, an 19-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man were released without charge. Boyle and Hawkins' son Jesse Boyle was also arrested. Along with his parents, all these were charged in May 2015 with conspiracy to supply a controlled class B drug.
During the course of the investigation, officer discovered another man with links to the farm, Anthony Cooper. The 47-year-old was arrested in London and also charged in May 2015 with conspiracy to supply and money laundering.
All four stood trial on January 23 this year at Lewes Crown Court. Cooper pleaded guilty on the first day of the trial to the charge but the case continued for the other three. After a three and a half week trial, Jesse Boyle was found not guilty, however Terence Boyle and Suzanne Hawkins were found guilty.
Boyle, Hawkins (both pictured below) and Cooper have all appeared again at Lewes Crown Court and have been sentenced. Boyle has been given four years, Hawkins was given four years and Cooper was given four for conspiracy and two for money laundering.
Investigating officer detective constable Jim Austin said: "This has been the largest cannabis factory I have dealt with and this has been a long and complex investigation involving a number of officers and we have succeeded in taking a massive amount of cannabis off the streets. In the process three people who worked together to set up this professional set-up are going to serve time in prison. We are continuing our work to take away the money and assets they have gained from their criminal behaviour."
Back-story to this case:
Sussex Police have uncovered a large-scale cannabis growing facility at an isolated farm.Detectives and uniform officers executed a drugs warrant at Warrenorth Farm, North Chailey, at 9.15am on Wednesday Feb 26th 2014.
“This was an intelligence-led operation, following up information we received. If anyone has any suspicions about such activity we ask them to call us via 101 or email email@example.com”