‘Cost of drugs’ led to DIY bid

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A MAN found his cannabis habit was growing too expensive so he decided on a bit of DIY, a court heard.

Michael Rumble, 31, used the Internet to find out how to grow the plant and then ordered seeds online.

Rumble, of Poulton Road, Layton, who works for a confectionery company, was bailed for a week by Blackpool magistrates so pre-sentence reports can be prepared on him.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said police executed a warrant at Rumble’s home.

He showed them to the cellar which had been fitted out for cannabis production.

Fourteen plants were growing and other plants were drying out.

Trevor Colebourne, defending, told the court: “Nobody else was involved in this enterprise.

“All the cannabis was for his own use to save him buying it. He used the Internet to find out what to do.”

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