Sheffield man handed community order after he was caught growing cannabis plants
A drug-offender has been given a community order after he was caught growing cannabis plants.
Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard how Adrian Cooper, aged 36, of Erskine Road, Heeley, Sheffield, had been found at his father’s flat on Fife Way, Wincobank, Sheffield, on May 30, by police and they discovered cannabis plants.
Mark Hughes, prosecuting, told a previous hearing police had attended the property and found cannabis plants.
Cooper told police he was looking after the property and had set up the grow for personal use to avoid dealers.
The defendant pleaded guilty to producing class B drug cannabis.
David Staniforth, defending, told a previous hearing Cooper – who has mental health and physical problems - had stated there were only four cannabis plants.
Cooper was sentenced on February 19 to a 12-month community order with a rehabilitation requirement and was fined £100 and must pay £85 costs.