A CLECKHEATON man has been fined £200 after police found cannabis plants at his home.
Rawson Lee Hepworth pleaded guilty to producing small amounts of the Class-B drug for personal use, Dewsbury Magistrates Court heard. Police raided his Cleckheaton home on December 16 last year and found eight cannabis plants, with a combined weight of nearly a third of a kilogram.
Hepworth,30, of Turnsteads Mount, admitted being a frequent cannabis user and said he had grown the plants for his own use.
Simon Lindley, mitigating, said: “The main reason he uses cannabis is because he was involved in quite a serious car accident, where he injured his back and was in hospital for quite some time.
“He has been to his GP but says that the medication he was given does not help him sleep as much as cannabis does.”
Mr Lindley said that Hepworth had only recently started growing cannabis and it was solely for his own use.
Hepworth was ordered to pay a fine of £100, a £15 surcharge and £85 costs.