Stashes of drugs found at Scunthorpe man's home, crown court told
POLICE found stashes of cannabis and growing equipment after searching a man's home, a court heard.
Richard Titterton, 27, of Henderson Avenue, Scunthorpe, admitted producing cannabis and possessing heroin with intent to supply on October 16, 2010.
Craig Lowe, prosecuting, told Grimsby Crown Court police stopped a car in Scunthorpe and Titterton was the front-seat passenger.
He seemed nervous and was searched, Mr Lowe said.
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Electric scales, a razor blade and a bag containing parcels were found, the prosecutor said.
Mr Lowe said Titterton's then flat in Mary Street, Scunthorpe, was searched.
Nine cannabis plants were found, as well as 18 cuttings in an airing cupboard and growing equipment, he said.
The cannabis could potentially have produced 360g of the drug, with a possible street value of more than £2,000, Mr Lowe said.
Heroin parcels of 27g and 13.3g could have had a street value of £2,010.
Gordon Stables, mitigating, said Titterton claimed he found the heroin in a hiding place after spotting two young men there.
He claimed he did not realise the value of the drug nor how much of it there was.
The cannabis cuttings had not taken root and he would have used the drug for himself, he said.
There was no evidence of selling drugs to others and he had turned his life around since 2010, said Mr Stables.
Titterton was given an 18-month suspended prison sentence and 200 hours' unpaid work.