This was passed in by Memmber (don’t know if its been in before cannot remember and don’t have time to search :oldtoker: ) Thank you!

A 39-YEAR-OLD man who grew cannabis plants for his own use has received a 12-month community order.

Police executed a search warrant at Danny Casey’s Biddulph home at 3.40pm on March 31 after a utility company alerted them to a surge in the amount of electricity being used at the King Street address.

Prosecutor Fiona Cortese told Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court that officers found a tin containing cannabis vegetation and Casey was arrested.

A further search found a cannabis-growing area with a large heat lamp and 17 cannabis plants.

There was also an A4 sheet with information relating to seeds.

Eleven plants were about two feet tall and had a potential yield of 22.2 grams, with a street value of between £140 and £200. The six younger plants had a potential yield of 12.1 grams and a street value of £120.

There was also 150 grams of dried cannabis with a value of £1,100.

Casey pleaded guilty to producing cannabis and possession of cannabis on an agreed basis that it was for his own use.

Jason Holt, mitigating, said Casey has only smoked cannabis a few times since his arrest and wants to stop using the drug.

Judge Mark Eades sentenced Casey to the community order with 12 months’ supervision and a six-month drug rehabilitation requirement. The defendant was also ordered to pay £145 costs.

The judge told Casey: “If you carry on using cannabis you will be caught again and punished for it.”