Manhunt leads to cannabis discovery

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A cannabis factory was found at a teenager’s home when officers came looking for her boyfriend who was wanted by police.

Charlene Maude was caught growing 10 cannabis plants in a tent in a small bedroom at the address. As police questioned her her boyfriend climbed out on to a flat roof at the property and he was later apprehended.

Maude, 19, of Harrowside Heights, Harrowside, South Shore, pleaded guilty to producing cannabis.

She was sentenced to do 100 hours unpaid work for the community and ordered to pay £40 costs with £85 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates who ordered the destruction of the drugs.

Michael Woosnam, defending, said Maude had co-operated fully with the police. The incident had shaken her up so much she had not used drugs since.