Cannabis producer to do community work

A MAN has been ordered to carry out unpaid work in the community after he admitted producing cannabis.

A MAN has been ordered to carry out unpaid work in the community after he admitted producing cannabis.

Robbie Hopkins pleaded guilty to a further charge of being in possession of cannabis when he appeared for a brief hearing at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court.

Police discovered around 15 plants when they raided his home in Marigold Avenue, Ipswich on September 30.

A small quantity of cannabis was also found at the address.


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He was immediately arrested and later charged with producing and possessing cannabis.

The court heard how the 22-year-old had pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity, during the first hearing on October 8.

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Hopkins was ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work.

He was also given a community order with 12 months' supervision and was told to pay £60 in court costs.

Magistrates made a forfeiture and destruction order to ensure that the plants and the equipment used to grow them were destroyed and could not be used again for the same purposes.

Hopkins declined to comment when approached by The Evening Star after the hearing.

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