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Cannabis was for defendant’s personal use

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Growing six cannabis plants has landed a Spalding man with a £240 fine.

At Grantham Magistrates’ Court on Monday, Ben Wright, of London Road, pleaded guilty to growing the Class B drugs.

The court heard how Wright (20) was at a property in Seagate Terrace, Long Sutton, when police officers arrived on December 11.

Officers were attending out of concern for the welfare of a resident, who was not at home.

However, officers had the power to carry out a search and did so after Wright let them in.

They found a tent in a rear bedroom containing six cannabis plants and equipment to grow the drugs.

Wright admitted setting up the tent and told officers the drugs were for his own personal use.

Rob Arthur, defending, told magistrates that the defendant is a man of “good character” with no previous convictions, reprimands or warnings.

Wright, who is in full-time employment, was fined £240 and told to pay £85 in costs and a £24 victim surcharge. Magistrates ordered the drugs to be destroyed.

 

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