Smell led officer to wardrobe cannabis

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A LANDSCAPE gardener was caught growing four cannabis plants inside a wardrobe by a police officer with a good sense of smell.

Samuel Christy, 28, of Quebec Avenue, Bispham, pleaded guilty to producing cannabis.

He was given a 12-month conditional discharge and told to pay £85 costs plus £15 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates who ordered the destruction of the drugs and drugs paraphernalia.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said police called at Christy’s home on February 18.

An officer became suspicious because he could detect a strong smell of cannabis coming from a bedroom.

The bedroom was searched and four cannabis plants were found growing in the wardrobe.

A cannabis grinder and scales were also discovered.

Trevor Colebourne, defending, said his client was given a card with four cannabis seeds on it by a friend.

Christy, who did not want to get involved with drug suppliers, planted the seeds, which grew into small plants, but they had not yet produced any cannabis yield.

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