Smell led police to cannabis haul in King’s Lynn bedroom
An overpowering smell of cannabis led police to the discovery of plants being grown in the bedroom of a home, Lynn magistrates heard on Wednesday.
Tony Allen, 21, of Church End, West Walton, pleaded guilty to producing 382 grams of cannabis worth £1,800 to £2,500.
He was fined £350 and ordered to pay £100 costs. The magistrates ordered the cannabis and other equipment to be destroyed.
Yvonne Neill, prosecuting, said a member of the public stopped a passing police car to report a smell of cannabis coming from Allen’s house.
Officers found some plants being grown hydroponically in a tent in a bedroom and some drying in an airing cupboard. Allen said it was for personal use and he smoked 5-6 grams a day to help his depression.
Chris Casey, for Allen, said his client’s mother died suddenly three years ago and the bereavement was still affecting him.
He wanted to sort out his drug problem and seek help from his GP to deal with his depression. He had also started full-time work as a plasterer. The job requires him to travel nationwide and he would be away from home for weeks at a time, said Mr Casey.
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