Manhunt leads to cannabis discovery

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

Friday, 17th June 2016, 5:34 pm
Updated Friday, 17th June 2016, 6:38 pm

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.

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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.