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Cannabis cultivation lands man with a curfew

Worcester Editorial 23rd Oct, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A WARNDON man who grew cannabis with a street value of more than £1,000 has been slapped with a ten-week curfew.

Police executed a search warrant at Lee Raymond’s Borrowdale Drive address on February 27 and found two plants, which weighed 90 grams each, in the loft.

Last Friday (October 17) Worcester Magistrates Court heard each plant held a value of between £640 and £770 so the total yield would be between £1,280 and £1,540.

Officers also found a host of growing equipment, a cannabis cigarette and a tin at the 34-year-old’s address.

He pleaded guilty to producing and possessing cannabis and was handed the curfew, which ends on December 26, as part of a nine-month community order with supervision.

Defending solicitor Paul Stanley said: “The last and only time he was in trouble for drug offences was back in 1997.

“Having seen the plants they are not mother plants, they were not a full crop and it was just for personal use.”

Raymond was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £60 victim surcharge for the offences.

District Judge Nigel Cadbury said: “You do have a fairly regular record of offending although IO take note that they are not all for drug offences.

“These plants would have grown, however, and the value would have been substantial.”

His curfew started last Friday and runs from 9pm to 7am. A forfeiture and destruction order was also made for the drugs and equipment.

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