Drug garden found in bedroom

A CANNABIS user was found to have an indoor garden of the drug growing at his home.Police raided Marcus Livermore's home in Ann Street, Ipswich, and found 15 cannabis plants in an upstairs bedroom, a court heard.

A CANNABIS user was found to have an indoor garden of the drug growing at his home.

Police raided Marcus Livermore's home in Ann Street, Ipswich, and found 15 cannabis plants in an upstairs bedroom, a court heard.

Livermore, 32, appeared before magistrates' in Ipswich where he admitted growing the drug on February 16.

The plants were at different growth stages, but each was estimated to produce about 4 oz of dry cannabis worth up to £300 each depending on how healthy the plants were, said prosecutor Stephen Coleman.


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The search unveiled drugs paraphernalia at his home, including lighting and heating, to help the plants grow.

They also found a 9 oz bar of cannabis resin and a 4 and a half oz bar, plus a small amount of amphetamine at Livermore's address.

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He admitted producing the drug, having cannabis and possessing amphetamine on February 16.

Livermore admitted a further charge of possession after he was found with cannabis on him at the police station.

Dino Barricella, mitigating, said: "He was totally co-operative with police and entered a prompt guilty plea.

"There is no suggestion he was supplying these items. He clearly does have a habit and that is why he grew the plants."

The offences put Livermore in breach of a conditional discharge, which he admitted.

Magistrates ordered reports before sentencing on March 30.

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