POLICE searching a man’s house after he was charged with burglary discovered 25 cannabis plants in his home, magistrates were told last week.
Scott Wood claimed he was growing the plants for his own use in a bid to save some money, his solicitor, Andrew Coley, said.
He pleaded guilty to producing the controlled drug of class B at his home in Shorts Corner, Frithville, when he appeared at Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wedesday.
Marie Stace, prosecuting, told the bench that Wood, 37, was being remanded in custody for another matter when police executed a warrant at his home on May 10 and discovered the plants and related paraphernalia.
In mitigation, Andrew Coley said Wood had made significant steps in moving away from his cannabis habit since engaging with the probation service as a result of his burglary conviction, and asked the bench to let him continue with the good work.
He added: “The community order imposed by Lincoln is working and my recommendation is that supervision with unpaid work probably leads to justice in this case.”
Magistrates obviously agreed, as they imposed a 12-month community order with 200 hours of unpaid.