Man fined over cannabis plants - The Worcester Observer

Man fined over cannabis plants

Worcester Editorial 3rd Sep, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

A WARNDON man has been fined after he was caught with two uprooted cannabis plants at his address.

Police executed a search warrant at Jason Westwood’s home in Hawkshead Court on August 13 as they believed he was cultivating the Class B drug.

After searching the property officers found two of the plants, without any pots, so arrested the 35-year-old and took him back to the station.

Last Friday (August 29) Worcester Magistrates Court heard how Westwood was given the illegal drug by someone that had come to his address earlier that day.

The court was also told Westwood, who received a caution in July for possession of cannabis, said to officers he was going to discard them and didn’t want the plants.

He was fined £70 for the offence and ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a £20 victim surcharge.

Defending solicitor Barry Newton said: “The warrant executed at his address and his arrest was because they thought he was cultivating cannabis.

“His act was simply that a third part had come to his address that evening and he came with some small cannabis plants and asked did he want any of them.

“He left two and went elsewhere with the others. Mr Westwood decided he didn’t want these and discarded them outdoors.”

Magistrates also ordered for forfeiture and destruction of the drugs.


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