Court hears cannabis plants were found growing at house in Bourne

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A police raid at a house in Bourne uncovered 19 cannabis plants growing in a loft.

Adam Luke Towers, 34, pleaded guilty to producing 19 plants of cannabis and possessing 17.3 grammes of the class B drug in Burghley Court, Bourne, on October 16, 2015.

Prosecuting, Jim Clare told Grantham magistrates that police were called after someone reported smelling cannabis in the area. Four officers attended and went to Towers’ address. He was arrested there on suspicious of possessing the drug.

Mr Clare said a search of the address was made and the plants were found in the loft. Six bags of cannabis leaf were also found in a freezer in the kitchen. Some old cannabis stalks were found in the bathroom and more cannabis was found in a dog tin in a bedroom, including cannabis bush.

As well as the drug, police found lights, a tent and a transformer used in growing the drug. More cannabis bush and a grinder were found in the lounge.

In interview, Towers admitted it was all his and for his own use. He said it was too expensive to buy it off the street.

His mobile phone was seized and there was no evidence he had been trying to sell cannabis.

Simon Cobb, defending, said Towers had been diagnosed as a schizophrenic and had been prescribed medication, but more recently he had self-medicated with cannabis. He had grown it for his own use.

Mr Clare added: “There is no evidence he is supplying it to any other person. This was his first grow and he has not used it.”

Magistrates adjourned the case until February 15 for a probation report. Towers is on unconditional bail.