Mablethorpe man grows Cannabis to relieve pain court told

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A Mablethorpe man who was spending £60 a week on cannabis decided to grow his own, a court has been told.

Anton John Powell, 45, of Quebec Road, admitted being concerned in the production of cannabis at his home, when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates Court.

The court heard police went to his address on a different matter on March 14 but discovered 15 cannabis plants growing under lights and with fans and watering equipment in two garden sheds.

He told officers he had set up the plants and equipment about 10 weeks before as he had been spending £60 a week on buying cannabis for himself. He had never sold any and had learnt how to do it from the internet.

Mitigating, Asad Aziz said Powell had fully co-operated with police and opened up the sheds for the police himself. He said he bought the equipment for £250 after deciding to grow his own.

Mr Aziz said Powell suffered from arthritis and sciatica and he found smoking cannabis helped to relieve the pain. Powell was fined £300 and ordered to pay £30 surcharge and £85 costs.