Teen cannabis grower warned he faces jail

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A TEENAGER cannabis grower admitted producing the drug when he appeared at court.

Nineteen-year-old Ryan Kelsey, from Hartlepool, pleaded guilty to one count of producing a controlled class B drug.

That related to producing a quantity of cannabis on April 29 of this year.

Kelsey’s barrister Andrew Teate said it marked his client’s first adult conviction.

The court heard the offence warrants a starting sentence of 12 months jail.

Kelsey, of Rugby Street, Hartlepool, was granted unconditional bail until November 19. Judge Peter Bowers said: “You can have bail but no promises.”