Walton Highway man Darron Dexter found growing 14 cannabis plants in Wisbech shipping container
A cannabis user who started smoking when he was 17 admitted growing 14 plants to quench his drug habit.
Darron Dexter, 29, of Blunts Drove in Walton Highway, appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty to being concerned in the production of the Class B drug.
He also admitted to having 52.79g of the drug in his possession.
It comes after police decided to visit a traveller site in Wisbech on July 6, as they had previously found cannabis on the premises.
Officers spoke to Dexter, who has a self-container on the site, and asked to look inside.
Dexter replied: “I don’t mind you looking through my stuff.”
Police reported hearing a humming noise coming from inside the container, which sounded like lighting equipment needed to grow cannabis.
A total of 14 cannabis plants were found inside the container, and Dexter confirmed that he had been growing it for his own personal use.
A quantity of the harvested drug was found inside, which is thought to be valued between £158-£263.
In mitigation, Charlotte Winchester said that since the offence took place back in July, Dexter has altered the amount of cannabis he is using.
Ms Winchester said: “He felt it was easier and cheaper to grow his own cannabis.
“He fully cooperated with police and made full admissions in interview.”
The solicitor explained that Dexter isn’t working due to caring for his unwell grandad.
Ms Winchester also praised her client for taking the matter into his own hands to rectify his drug habit.
Magistrates fined Dexter £80 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £32 and court costs of £145.