Man grew 221 cannabis plants in the front bedroom of his Darlington home

Cannabis is a Class B drug

Cannabis is a Class B drug

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by , Reporter (Darlington)

A DRUG user has admitted growing 221 cannabis plants in the front bedroom of his home.

Magistrates in Darlington declined jurisdiction on the case today (Tuesday, March 25) after hearing the quantity of the Class B drugs being grown by 32-year-old Daniel Reynolds.

The court heard that police discovered the plants while executing a warrant at Reynolds’ home on Kitchener Street in the town on March 3.

They also found that he had bypassed an electricity meter to supply power to the heating, lighting and filtration system rigged up to cultivate the plants.

In court, Reynolds pleaded guilty to producing a controlled Class B drug.

Mitigating, Peter Bradford said Reynolds had a long-standing knee injury and self-medicated with cannabis.

Mr Bradford said Reynolds was growing the drugs for his own personal use and this was backed up by the fact that police did not find any evidence of a commercial supply operation while they were searching his house.

Magistrates sent the case to the Crown Court where Reynolds will be sentenced on a date to be fixed.

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10:14am Wed 26 Mar 14

Dr Martin says...

Good news
Good news Dr Martin
  • Score: 3

2:25pm Wed 26 Mar 14

cushybutterfield says...

Have you read Grimms Fairy Tales. If he is receiving free British Nanny nappie State Benefits ...STOP THEM FORTHWITH.
Have you read Grimms Fairy Tales. If he is receiving free British Nanny nappie State Benefits ...STOP THEM FORTHWITH. cushybutterfield
  • Score: 3

6:04pm Wed 26 Mar 14

behonest says...

OK, nick him for stealing the electricity, but growing some cannabis for his own use - so what?
OK, nick him for stealing the electricity, but growing some cannabis for his own use - so what? behonest
  • Score: -3

7:43pm Wed 26 Mar 14

johnny_p says...

behonest wrote:
OK, nick him for stealing the electricity, but growing some cannabis for his own use - so what?
Two hundred and twenty-two plants? For his "own use"?
[quote][p][bold]behonest[/bold] wrote: OK, nick him for stealing the electricity, but growing some cannabis for his own use - so what?[/p][/quote]Two hundred and twenty-two plants? For his "own use"? johnny_p
  • Score: 8

4:45pm Thu 27 Mar 14

therealtonyducks says...

Some might say you are pushing your luck with 221 plants..
Some might say you are pushing your luck with 221 plants.. therealtonyducks
  • Score: 6

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