Cannabis farmer awaits sentence

A CANNABIS farmer grew 34 plants in his bedroom.

Police went to the home of Lee Adam Briggs in Bruce Crescent, Hartlepool, and discovered the class B haul and equipment to help the plants to grow.

The 32-year-old was arrested and told police that the drugs were for his own use.

Prosecuting, Paula Sanderson told Hartlepool Magistrates Court: “Police went to the address to search it. They found a cannabis farm in the bedroom with 34 cannabis plants. It didn’t seem to be the most extensive of them, like some which take up the whole of the room. It was condensed to one area.

“There was also equipment there for the production of cannabis. Briggs was arrested, interviewed and asked what was found in the bedroom.”

Ms Sanderson added: “He said he had been growing the plants for about five weeks and that they were for his own personal use. Officers also found two clear bags containing cannabis. He accepted it was illegal and said he knew what he was doing was illegal.”

Briggs, of Pounder Place, West View, Hartlepool, represented himself in court and pleaded guilty to being concerned in the production of cannabis on October 2 last year.

Chairman of the bench Patricia Hutchison adjourned sentencing until June 20 for a probation report.