Accrington man grew cannabis in wardrobe

Accrington man grew cannabis in wardrobe

Accrington man grew cannabis in wardrobe

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A 26-YEAR-OLD Accrington man claimed he found a bin bag containing cannabis plants while out walking his dog.

Blackburn magistrates heard police later found the plants growing in a wardrobe at Philip Simon Whitehead’s home.

Whitehead, of Waterloo Street, pleaded guilty to producing cannabis.

He was remanded on bail for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said police had gone to Whitehead’s home on another matter not related to drugs which did not result in any charge.

“During the course of their investigation they discovered a small cannabis set-up in a wardrobe,” said Miss Allan.

She said the 10 plants would have an estimated yield of 400 grammes with a street value of £4,000.

Paul Huxley, defending, said Whitehead had been out walking his dog when he came across the bag with a cannabis plant sticking out of the top.

“He took it home and discovered there was more than one plant and set them up in his bedroom,” said Mr Huxley.

“He had the plants for about two weeks.”

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5:09pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Steven Seagull says...

It's getting desperate if they're growing cannabis in Narnia.
It's getting desperate if they're growing cannabis in Narnia. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 9

8:41pm Wed 19 Mar 14

jway87 says...

So lets get this straight. When a person grows a far less-harmful alternative to alcohol for their own personal use in the privacy of their own home they get arrested for it? That's stupid and every politician who supports this idiotic policy should be fired and ridiculed for the harm they're causing to our society.
So lets get this straight. When a person grows a far less-harmful alternative to alcohol for their own personal use in the privacy of their own home they get arrested for it? That's stupid and every politician who supports this idiotic policy should be fired and ridiculed for the harm they're causing to our society. jway87
  • Score: 15

10:29pm Wed 19 Mar 14

happycyclist says...

C'mon... there must be better use of police and court time than prosecuting someone for growing cannabis in their WARDROBE. It's not exactly industrial-scale, is it? FFS.
Where are the victims here?
C'mon... there must be better use of police and court time than prosecuting someone for growing cannabis in their WARDROBE. It's not exactly industrial-scale, is it? FFS. Where are the victims here? happycyclist
  • Score: 14

2:42pm Thu 20 Mar 14

ikap22 says...

Astonishing, not many comments being left for this article. A christian man growing cannabis, that's well out of order.
Astonishing, not many comments being left for this article. A christian man growing cannabis, that's well out of order. ikap22
  • Score: -5

11:18pm Thu 20 Mar 14

enki jr says...

According to our REAL laws of the land, if there is no victim then there is no crime, therefore the police and hm gov are the real crims, bringing about
PRIVATE prosecutions under the guise of public ones... all "acts" and statutes
apply to everyone on the government payroll and don't apply to flesh and blood human beings with a soul, just insects and people stupid enough to
agree/consent to be privately prosecuted, and if you happen to go to jail over the matter, thats because your scumbag parasite lawyer has signed your committal warrant behind your back, as there needs to be your signature to consent, and seeing as you allow such vermin to represent you in court, they have access to your "case management files", something you will never see, otherwise the game would be up for not only the privatised police, the privatised gov, but also the entire bar. To simplify, whatever is lawful...is lawful ...and whatever is legal ...is UNlawful... and an ACT of tyranny on the people.

Besides, they don't call it food of the gods for nothing you know, it was the worlds biggest selling cure-al, until the bayer corp lobbied to get it banned
under the name of marijuana in 1913 because they wanted to push deadly aspirin onto the pathetic goyim.

And was it not the yidd yeshua- ben- nazereth who would cure the sick with this godly green herb? that's why Christians who condemn cannabis
go to hell...for condemning the good works of their alleged messiah!... ... ...
According to our REAL laws of the land, if there is no victim then there is no crime, therefore the police and hm gov are the real crims, bringing about PRIVATE prosecutions under the guise of public ones... all "acts" and statutes apply to everyone on the government payroll and don't apply to flesh and blood human beings with a soul, just insects and people stupid enough to agree/consent to be privately prosecuted, and if you happen to go to jail over the matter, thats because your scumbag parasite lawyer has signed your committal warrant behind your back, as there needs to be your signature to consent, and seeing as you allow such vermin to represent you in court, they have access to your "case management files", something you will never see, otherwise the game would be up for not only the privatised police, the privatised gov, but also the entire bar. To simplify, whatever is lawful...is lawful ...and whatever is legal ...is UNlawful... and an ACT of tyranny on the people. Besides, they don't call it food of the gods for nothing you know, it was the worlds biggest selling cure-al, until the bayer corp lobbied to get it banned under the name of marijuana in 1913 because they wanted to push deadly aspirin onto the pathetic goyim. And was it not the yidd yeshua- ben- nazereth who would cure the sick with this godly green herb? that's why Christians who condemn cannabis go to hell...for condemning the good works of their alleged messiah!... ... ... enki jr
  • Score: -2

9:37am Fri 21 Mar 14

Dr Martin says...

Sound like stoners have run out of Hob Nobs
Sound like stoners have run out of Hob Nobs Dr Martin
  • Score: 0

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