Stash of 31 cannabis plants uncovered in man’s bedroom

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GROWING cannabis in his bedroom landed a St Leonards man in court.

Police found 31 cannabis plants at the Towerscroft Avenue home of Guy David Morton-Holmes at 8am on October 20 last year, Hastings magistrates heard.

Morton-Holmes, 24, told police he had bought equipment worth £1,500 from a hydroponics company in Maidstone just two weeks earlier and that another man had sold him £300 of seeds.

Jeremy King, prosecuting, said: “He said it was his full intention to grow it and then sell on to people.”

The court heard Morton-Holmes had no previous convictions or cautions. He pleaded guilty to producing a class B drug. A charge of cultivating a class B drug and possession of cocaine were dropped.

Aiden Harvey, defending, said: “I do not think you are going to see this young man back before you again.”

Magistrates referred the case to Lewes Crown Court for sentencing and granted Morton-Holmes bail.