Killer driver now facing jail for massive drugs factory near Aylesbury

Sam Edwards pictured in 2010
Sam Edwards pictured in 2010

A man who was jailed for causing the death of teenager Greg Stiles in 2010 has been convicted for his part in a drugs factory described by police as a ‘large commercial set-up’.

Sam Edwards, 32, alongside his father Terry Edwards, 68, oversaw a ‘very large’ cannabis factory with more than 1,600 plants, which was discovered at their home in Marsh.

The drugs factory discovered in Marsh

The drugs factory discovered in Marsh

The pair were found guilty of producing a controlled drug of Class B and abstracting/ using electricity without authority.

Luke Henney, 31, of Cotswold Green, Aylesbury, was also found guilty of producing cannabis.

All three have been remanded in custody and are due to be sentenced on December 18 at the same court.

Investigating officer, Det Con Chris Hatton from Force CID at High Wycombe police station, said: “This has been a long protracted investigation and I am pleased with the jury’s verdict.

“The cannabis factory that police discovered at their home in Marsh was a large commercial set-up, and not only were they manufacturing illegal drugs, they were also stealing electricity in order to do so. Following the sentencing, a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing is due to take place.

“Thames Valley Police will not tolerate the supply and use of illegal drugs in our communities. We know the devastating impact that drugs can have on individuals and the wider community and we will do everything in our power to crackdown on operations such as this one.”

In 2010 Sam Edwards was jailed for five years for causing the death by dangerous driving of 18-year-old Greg Stiles, from Thame.

He overtook a line of three cars in his father’s BMWX5, causing the teenager to swerve into another vehicle on the A4129 in Kingsey in May 2009.

Edwards, a former World Porsche Carrera Championships driver, fled the scene and despite appeals to hand himself in was only finally tracked down by police using a database of cars, mobile phone records and CCTV footage.

Six years earlier he had been jailed for dangerous driving and using an iron bar on a motorcyclist in another motoring incident.

Last year he was convicted of driving a black BMW while disqualified from driving, in Bicester Road, Aylesbury.