Scunthorpe man started growing cannabis in his flat 'to save on cost of buying drug'
CANNABIS was found in the flat of a Scunthorpe man who invited police in to his property over a separate complaint, a court heard.
Anthony Ullah, 41, of Earls Walk, Scunthorpe, admitted producing cannabis at North Lincolnshire Magistrates' Court.
Fiona Bolder, prosecuting, said officers visited his address on December 3 after being asked to attend by Ullah.
After smelling cannabis in his flat, they discovered four small cannabis plants in the airing cupboard and four larger plants in a tent in the spare bedroom.
Graham Pressler, mitigating, said Ullah used the cannabis as pain relief.
Ullah decided to start growing his own cannabis as he was spending a "considerable amount" of money buying the drug, Mr Pressler said.
Ullah was fined £110, ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £20.
Magistrates also ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the paraphernalia and drugs.