Man with cannabis factory in home spared jail

Chelmsford Weekly News: Man with cannabis factory in home spared jail Man with cannabis factory in home spared jail

A MAN has escaped a prison sentence after police found a cannabis factory in his house.

Officers had gone to the home of Andrew Willis looking for someone else and when Willis opened the door, the police noticed the distinctive smell of cannabis.

Willis, 52 showed them to a locked room and when he opened it, a total of 51 plants were found.

Willis, of Cumberland Crescent, Broomfield, told police the cannabis was for his own use as it helped to ease pain he was suffering.

He admitted growing cannabis when he appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court for sentence and was jailed for six months suspended for 12 months.

He was also given 12 months supervision and a 7pm-7am curfew for six months.

"This was organised but I accept you have a medical condition and were growing the cannabis for your consumption and the alleviation of pain," Recorder Thomas Linden QC told Willis.

Sarah Steggles, mitgating, told the court Willis was suffering from severe back pain and was planning to use the cannabis to help him.

It was for his own use and would not have been sold on to anyone else, Miss Steggles said.

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10:57pm Tue 11 Feb 14

bbsbuilder says...

i think its disgusting and if he can get away with selling and growing drugs then everyone should were is the law in this ??? isnt the first times hes grown last lot was over 120 and yet he walks from court with false back pains yet can climb up and down ladders.it amazes me how people can get away with this when telling more lies to a court room maybe they should arrest hes partners in crime who also grow drugs and sell to young kids on the street.this is a complete joke and he should have been made to serve prison time .now everyone has a right to grow drugs and walk into court in pain and walk out with little but no punishment.
i think its disgusting and if he can get away with selling and growing drugs then everyone should were is the law in this ??? isnt the first times hes grown last lot was over 120 and yet he walks from court with false back pains yet can climb up and down ladders.it amazes me how people can get away with this when telling more lies to a court room maybe they should arrest hes partners in crime who also grow drugs and sell to young kids on the street.this is a complete joke and he should have been made to serve prison time .now everyone has a right to grow drugs and walk into court in pain and walk out with little but no punishment. bbsbuilder

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