Bail man grew drugs

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A man who crashed a car into a wall, leading to the discovery of a stash of cannabis skunk, fell back into drugs while on bail.

Cameron Millard grew a dozen plants in a bedroom while staying at his girlfriend’s home in Fleetwood.

He has now been jailed for 34weeks by a judge who told him: “It is clear to me you are a dealer as well as a user”.

Millard, 22, of Heathfield Road, Fleetwood, appeared for sentencing at Preston Crown Court, having admitted an offence of possessing cannabis skunk with intent to supply and also producing cannabis.

His first arrest came after a car accident in the Fleetwood area, on September 9 last year, when a Vauxhall Corsa was driven into a wall.

Police went to the scene, but nobody was in it at that stage. When the car was searched, a carrier bag full of cannabis bush was discovered, as well as some snap bags and a tick list, said Emma 
Kehoe, prosecuting.

The cannabis bush in the boot weighed 27.1g and was thought to have a street value of £380. Police made enquiries about the car and it was found to have been hired by Millard. He admitted to police that all the drugs in the car were his, but he would not say where they had come from and maintained he wasn’t a drug dealer.

He spoke of losing control of the vehicle after 
taking a bend at around 20mph. Millard was therefore on bail when the second offence was discovered in March this year.

Police executed a search warrant at an address on St John’s Avenue, Fleetwood. Twelve cannabis plants and a sophisticated set-up were found in a front bedroom.

He went on to admit to 
police that the plants were his. During a second interview, he admitted buying them around three weeks earlier, when they were a foot tall.

The prosecution said the plants could have yielded around £5,000 of drugs.

Paul Robinson, defending, said Millard had resorted to growing his own cannabis 
because he didn’t have the money to fund his addiction.