Bromsgrove man given community order for growing cannabis

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A MAN has been given a community order after he was found to be growing cannabis plants in his Bromsgrove flat.

Samuel Wall, 20, was seen by police sitting in an Audi car with four other people near his flat in Garrington Road at 10.30pm on January 1 last year.

Police approached the car and smelt cannabis. They later searched Wall's flat and found six immature plants growing in a tent, Alex Warren, prosecuting, told Worcester Crown Court.

There was also heating and lighting equipment, and a ventilation system.

Unemployed Wall pleaded guilty to the charge of producing the plants. He also admitted three charges of supplying cannabis after police checked his mobile phone, and discovered messages quoting prices.

Wall said he had only provided the cannabis to a friend and was not a commercial supplier. He had only been producing the cannabis for his own personal use.

Judge Robert Juckes told him he may have been lucky that the plants were discovered at an early stage before he got involved in anything more serious.

Wall was given a community order with supervision for 12 months, with 50 hours of unpaid work, and was ordered to pay £120 towards costs.

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6:09pm Tue 28 Feb 12

1LoveUnity says...

6 plants, well this really is the "Crime Of The Century" isn't it?? LOL
Why don't we just stop this disastrous policy of blanket prohibition it has become like a millstone around our necks. We should press ahead with the reform that is proving so successful in so many other countries.

Instead of producing cannabis in clandestine and often very unhealthy conditions, as is encouraged by prohibition, we need to be moving towards a more honest and open system of regulation as suggested by so many respected experts. Currently youngsters are easy prey for the villains who were given the entire market by prohibition. We need to protect the youth with a properly regulated supply with age controls, ID checks etc. Legalise regulate and tax for a happier brighter future.
6 plants, well this really is the "Crime Of The Century" isn't it?? LOL Why don't we just stop this disastrous policy of blanket prohibition it has become like a millstone around our necks. We should press ahead with the reform that is proving so successful in so many other countries. Instead of producing cannabis in clandestine and often very unhealthy conditions, as is encouraged by prohibition, we need to be moving towards a more honest and open system of regulation as suggested by so many respected experts. Currently youngsters are easy prey for the villains who were given the entire market by prohibition. We need to protect the youth with a properly regulated supply with age controls, ID checks etc. Legalise regulate and tax for a happier brighter future. 1LoveUnity
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8:18pm Tue 28 Feb 12

a quiet woman says...

so how much did all this cost the taxpayer i wonder 40 or 50 thousand i bet with all the time of police lawyers and everyone else involved with making a living from cannabis yes those guys make their living from cannabis prohibition and we all pay them to hunt down the deadly plant. strange how the government has allowed G,W pharma a licence to grow and sell skunk cannabis to the N,H,S as a very safe non addictive wonder drug. so what is it the tax payer is paying for again?
so how much did all this cost the taxpayer i wonder 40 or 50 thousand i bet with all the time of police lawyers and everyone else involved with making a living from cannabis yes those guys make their living from cannabis prohibition and we all pay them to hunt down the deadly plant. strange how the government has allowed G,W pharma a licence to grow and sell skunk cannabis to the N,H,S as a very safe non addictive wonder drug. so what is it the tax payer is paying for again? a quiet woman
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10:29pm Tue 28 Feb 12

AB3 says...

I guess we'll all be sleeping sounder knowing that there is so little serious crime to keep police occupied - how much does this all cost taking people to court for what is basically done in their own homes in their Private Lives?
I guess we'll all be sleeping sounder knowing that there is so little serious crime to keep police occupied - how much does this all cost taking people to court for what is basically done in their own homes in their Private Lives? AB3
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