Cannabis seen in bedroom window

PASSERS by could have seen cannabis plants growing in an Ipswich man's bedroom through a window, a court has heard.Simon Dade grew 10 plants in his bedroom, 23 plants in his loft and 23 cuttings in his bathroom.

PASSERS by could have seen cannabis plants growing in an Ipswich man's bedroom through a window, a court has heard.

Simon Dade grew 10 plants in his bedroom, 23 plants in his loft and 23 cuttings in his bathroom. Police also discovered about £30 in money of harvested herbal cannabis in a box in Dade's Geneva Road bedroom.

Ipswich Crown Court heard that the 47-year-old had been growing cannabis for his personal use for about four years. He became ill and used the drug for pain relief.

Judge John Holt heard that Dade mainly smoked the flowering tops of the plants which were most effective. Dade admitted producing cannabis and possessing the drug.


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Judge Holt said: "One could see some of the cannabis being grown in his bedroom from the street."

He ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs and the paraphernalia used for growing the plants.

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Judge Holt said: "This is a serious offence and risks sentence of imprisonment."

However, he read a letter from Dade's doctor and a pre-sentence report and decided to sentence Dade to 150 hours' community punishment.

Dade was warned: "If you breach this order it is most likely that you will go to prison."

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