A builder caught growing cannabis for medicinal reasons has been jailed for six months.
A judge told Keith Cain that he accepted he had been growing the plants for his own use but pointed out he has a previous similar conviction. 33-year-old Cain appeared in the dock at Liverpool Crown Court along with his former girlfriend, Linda McFadden.
He admitted cultivating cannabis and 50-year-old McFadden pleaded guilty to permitting her premises to be used for cultivating cannabis.
McFadden, of Liscard Road, Wallasey, was ordered to carry out 100 hours unpaid work and was placed under supervision for two years.
Ben Jones, prosecuting, told Liverpool Crown Court that when police raided Cain’s home in Noctorum Road, Prenton, owned by McFadden, they found two cannabis mother plants and a number of seedlings.
Neil Gunn, defending, said that Cain had started using cannabis for medicinal reasons following a serious head injury. He has suffered mental problems but is now much better and has given up cannabis.
Andrew McInnis, defending McFadden said, “She turned a blind eye to what was going on when she visited the premises.”
By Lynda Roughley